ERIC Number: ED187494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Instructor's Manual: Education for Social Work Practice with American Indian Families.
Brown, Eddie F., Ed.; Shaughnessy, Timothy F., Ed.
Numerous and varied learning activities are provided in this instructor's manual for a course designed to help non-Indian social work students and social service providers expand their understanding of Indian culture with the purpose of achieving greater transcultural appreciation and, consequently, more effective social work practices appropriate to Indian communities. Study questions, learning activities, suggestions for teaching, and a brief bibliography of related readings are presented under five topical areas: Indian tribal diversity, parental roles and child rearing practices in the extended family, social work practice with Indian families, the federal-tribal relationship, and community resources for American Indians. Each section begins with a one-page overview including a statement of the major emphasis, a table of contents, and a list of desired outcomes and competencies. Learning activities range from preparing a Navajo meal, executing a traditional beadwork pattern, and learning simple American Indian dances to identifying Indian stereotypes, proposing hypothetical social and family problems and developing solutions, role playing, and evaluating policies and legislation affecting American Indians. (JH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Extended Family, Family Life, Federal Indian Relationship, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Social Agencies, Social Problems, Social Work, Social Workers, Teaching Guides, Tribes, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. School of Social Work.