ERIC Number: ED341536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-15
Instructional Technology. INAR/NACIE Joint Issues Sessions. National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Annual Conference (22nd, San Diego, California, October 15, 1990).
National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Indian Nations At Risk Task Force.
This report summarizes a joint session held by the Indian Nations At Risk Task Force and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education to hear testimony on issues related to instructional technology in Native American education. The testimony pertained to an exemplary program at Hualapai School in Peach Springs, Arizona. The school, which serves 225 students in grades K-8, has over 90 computers and a video studio with three cameras. The computers provide reinforcement for classroom work, word processing capability within a whole language program, and the ability to create instructional materials in the Hualapai language and materials that are culturally relevant. The video equipment is used to make student productions, often in relation to a cultural environmental curriculum. In addition, elders have been drawn into the school to provide cultural education, such as an ethnobotany program in which elders demonstrate traditional harvest methods and uses of plants, while the teacher provides scientific information. School climate is excellent, and the whole community supports this innovative demonstration program. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Indian Nations At Risk Task Force.
Note: In: The Indian Nations At Risk Task Force and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education Joint Issues Sessions Proceedings. See RC 018 538.