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ERIC Number: ED342519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-14
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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A Rural Professional Development School: University-School Collaboration in a Multicultural Setting.
Cockrell, Karen
The Oklahoma State University Educational Alliance was formed in 1990 to address multicultural issues in a rural setting and provide a multicultural experience for students. This alliance consisted of Oklahoma State University (OSU) College of Education, Frontier Public Schools, and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe. The OSU College of Education is comprised of six academic units having the primary mission of preparing educational personnel. The Frontier Public School District is a consolidated rural school site providing K-12 schooling for approximately 425 students. Fifty-two percent of the student population is of Native American descent; 48 percent is Anglo-American. The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is a federally recognized tribal government with 1,564 members. The combined resources of the alliance created opportunities for developing and implementing innovative programs. These programs' goals included: (1) professional development in a multicultural environment; (2) enhancing knowledge through field site and on-campus work; (3) fostering cooperation between alliance members; (4) enhancing the learning environment of all Frontier Public School students; and (5) increasing knowledge of college faculty of the Native culture and people. In 1990-91, the Alliance (1) developed a working relationship between the elementary school principal and the tribal child welfare unit; (2) provided OSU students with experience of culturally diverse education by conducting field trips; (3) involved members of the three components of the Alliance in active collaboration; and (4) provided Frontier School teachers an opportunity for graduate study. The OSU College of Education has begun planning additional alliances involving other rural Oklahoma school districts. (LP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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