ERIC Number: ED224672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
[Science and Self-Determination Upward Bound National Demonstration Project. Report and Evaluation, First Cycle].
Williams, Richard; And Others
Upward Bound's National Demonstration Project "Science and Self-Determination" (SSD) awarded to the American Indian Educational Opportunity Program at University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1980 shares a common purpose with other Upward Bound Projects: to provide opportunity to low income and otherwise disadvantaged secondary students to attend post-secondary institutions. The overall goal of such projects is to increase academic performance and motivational levels among participating students during their formative high school years. The SSD project involves two related but distinct components: a Summer Institute and an Academic Year Program. The Summer Institute design is based on academic skills improvement in an intensive developmental curriculum structure including experiential learning modules. It also incorporates an in-depth counseling program, cultural enrichment aspects, and unique motivational tools. The Academic Year Program, lodged within the students' respective home schools, provides access to tutors, counseling, and advanced math/science curriculum with an Indian orientation. Project funding mandates service delivery to 75 students from 15 target schools in 8 states. This breakout impacts more than 20 reservations and at least 22 distinct tribal groups. (Author/AH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, Career Awareness, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Counseling, Cultural Enrichment, Demonstration Programs, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Higher Education, Learning Modules, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Secondary School Students, Self Determination, Student Motivation, Summer Science Programs, Technical Occupations, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A