ERIC Number: ED197866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
All Indian Pueblo Council: On-Site Teacher Education Program.
All Indian Pueblo Council, Albuquerque, NM.; New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.
The All Indian Pueblo Council and the University of New Mexico (AIPCUNM) jointly developed a program of on-site instruction, counseling, and advisement for Pueblo adults pursuing the Associate of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. The expectation was that Native American children would learn more and feel better about themselves and school if they were taught by adults from their own community, who understood their needs and could communicate effectively with them. Serving 19 pueblos throughout northern and northwestern New Mexico, the program was aimed at developing the facilitative teaching component, composed of 3 major factors: (1) one's self-awareness; (2) interpersonal communication skills; and (3) one's recognition and use of modeling. Nineteen AIPC-UNM graduates participated in the 1980 evaluation study, conducted by an independent evaluator and using control groups from the same Pueblos, which analyzed patterns of interaction between teachers and students in the classroom, and results of questionnaires measuring students' self-concept and attitudes toward school. Findings indicated that students of AIPC-UNM graduates had significantly more positive attitudes and higher self-concepts than equivalent control groups, and that AIPC-UNM graduates conducted classes in ways expected to facilitate students' emotional and intellectual growth to a greater degree than the non-AIPC group. (JD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Biculturalism, Communicative Competence (Languages), Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Role Models, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: All Indian Pueblo Council, Albuquerque, NM.; New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.