ERIC Number: ED247053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Aided Instruction in Education Basics for Indian Students. Proceedings of the Indian Education Conference (Orem, Utah, June 28-30, 1984).
Fletcher, J. D.; Sawyer, T. E.
A 3-phase project to adapt, develop, and evaluate computer-aided instructional materials in elementary education basics (specifically word recognition, reading comprehension, and mathematics) for Alaska Native and American Indian students included in its design and planning phase a conference with project staff and six nationally recognized experts in Indian education to solicit views on the promises and problems of introducing computer-based instruction for Indian populations. Experts included Mr. Robert K. Chiago, Dr. Douglas C. Garbe, Ms. Jean Mead, Dr. Kenneth R. Sumpter, Mr. V. Lynn Tyler, and Dr. Henrietta V. Whiteman. The conference activities included extensive discussion and review of the computer materials as well as written submissions from the panelists. Discussion focused on nine areas: student/computer concerns, teacher/computer concerns, community/computer concerns, parent/computer concerns, administrative/computer concerns, content specifics, problem solving approaches and real life skills, use of computer features and final report specifics. Five major themes appearing in the written comments of the panelists were: strengths and limitations of computers used in instruction; the value of a problem solving approach; need for a multi-cultural approach; content specifics; and ongoing support. (NEC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indian Affiliates Inc., Orem, UT.
Note: For related documents, see RC 014 834-837.