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ERIC Number: ED233165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The Institute for Native American Development Model 1979-1983.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
The Institute for Native American Development (INAD) was created at Truman College to provide quality higher education with a variety of educational choices to Native Americans in Chicago. The program has three major components: advising/placement, academic skill development/cultural awareness, and financial aid/job placement. Native Americans over 18 years of age enter the institute and are carefully assessed concerning career and educational aspirations and abilities. They are then placed in programs that Truman College offers, or in programs at other institutions, and financial aid is secured for them. Once the participant is engaged in formal training, personal, educational, and career counseling are provided on a continual basis, and academic skills are bolstered through individual tutoring. Additionally, participants receive personal and cultural awareness development. These multiple support services are intended to facilitate successful completion of vocational training or higher education, to prepare the individuals for eventual success on the job, and to increase both their appreciation of their cultural heritage and their understanding of their own needs and life goals. Job placement and followup also are provided. In the fall of 1981, the INAD placed 124 persons into Truman College and other institutions. This was the largest class of Indian higher education students ever assembled in the Midwest. An evaluation of the program showed that it has been successful and provided suggestions for its improvement. (KC)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Counseling Services, Dropout Prevention, Higher Education, Job Placement, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Student College Relationship, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Student Organizations, Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.