ERIC Number: ED202658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Culture Curriculum for Native American Children: The Rough Rock Experience.
Johnson, Gene; And Others
The booklet uses both narrative and line drawings to outline Rough Rock Demonstration School's process of developing a K-12 Navajo language and culture curriculum for Navajo children at Rough Rock and other schools on and off the reservation. There are suggestions for writing the proposal, getting community support, and recruiting staff. The next sections discuss finding out what the community perceives to be its needs and problems (including a sample needs assessment survey), and assessing available native-based curriculum materials. The booklet next discusses developing a philosophy of education, setting up a curriculum model, and translating the needs assessment survey into ideas for curriculum. The sections on developing curriculum content, scope and sequence, and writing teacher objectives are followed by a sample fourth grade social studies program. The booklet ends with suggestions for implementation of the curriculum, evaluation, and working with others. A summary of the Rough Rock Community-Teacher-Student survey (with recommendations for curriculum development) is included. (CM)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Community Involvement, Course Objectives, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Models, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment
Navajo Curriculum Center Press, Rough Rock Demonstration School, Star Rt. 1, Rough Rock, AZ 86503 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center.