ERIC Number: ED211238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Zuni-Cultural Education Program: An Evaluation. Pueblo of Zuni, Zuni, NM.
In its third year the Zuni Cultural Education Program (ZCEP), a multi-dimensional program planned by the Pueblo of Zuni, had excellent staffing, participant response, administrative procedures, and a sound educationl philosophy; it was supportive of Zuni community development. Five components, evaluated from site visits, interviews, questionnaire results, and school records, were: the Alternative Learning Program, providing required and elective courses in grades 7-12 to public school dropouts; the Extra Credit Program, providing evening classes for students with high school credit deficiencies; the Cultural Awareness Program, providing non-Zunis with an understanding of the community; the Career Awareness Program, providing students with exposure to career choices and training opportunities; and the Zuni Tribal History/Documentation Program, providing programs on Zuni culture and collecting historical materials. All components received high evaluations. Overall, the program accomplished its objectives, was in compliance with grant regulations, and satisfied New Mexico high school graduation requirements. Over 300 Zuni students participated in the program, 178 students earned high school credits, 150 people attended cultural awareness seminars, and 200 attended a career awareness night. Recommendations included reducing personnel workloads, acquiring additional classroom and office space, reassessing component objectives and activities, and informing the community about ZCEP. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Career Awareness, Counseling Services, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Dropouts, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Local History, Material Development, Nontraditional Education, Program Evaluation, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Pueblo of Zuni, NM.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico