ERIC Number: ED331665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Kw'atindee Bino Community Teacher Education Program: Program Outline 1990-1992.
Martin, Jim, Ed.
The Kw'atindee Bino Community Teacher Education Program provides field-based teacher training for Dogrib paraprofessionals who presently work in northern Canadian schools in program support positions, but who are unable to leave their home community to attend a traditional college program. The program addresses the failure of the current public school system which is staffed by white, transient, urban teachers who do not know the Dene culture (Dogrib is a tribe of the Dene Indian nation). The program emphasizes: (1) the school's responsibility to address social problems; (2) partnerships between parents and teachers; (3) meeting the individual needs of the learner; (4) the holistic nature of learning, which mirrors Dogrib teachings; (5) the integration of theory and practice through a field-based program; and (6) that interns are equal partners with instructors in the teaching and learning process. The program consists of coursework undertaken in three major content areas over a period of 2 years. The content areas are: Culture and Learning; Community and School Partnerships; and Curriculum and Children. Through the Community Teacher Education Program, three teacher interns share the delivery of the curriculum to a classroom of students. By sharing responsibilities, interns have time to do independent study, prepare lessons, confer with parents, and meet with program instructors. Future goals include developing a culture based curriculum, accreditation with southern universities, and replication of the program in other northern communities. The appendices include a diagram of a traditional Dogrib educational framework, course descriptions, and objectives of the program.
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, American Indian Education, American Indians, Course Descriptions, Cultural Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Internship Programs, On the Job Training, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Interns
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.; Arctic Coll., Arviat (Northwest Territories).; Dogrib Divisional Board of Education, Rae-Edzo (Northwest Territories).
Identifiers - Location: Canada