ERIC Number: ED343742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Parent's Handbook. 1990 Edition.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Boulder, CO.
This handbook offers American Indian parents some suggestions on ways to promote their children's educational success, particularly in the areas of science and mathematics. Strong math skills are critical to participation in science, engineering, and technology related occupations. American Indian participation in such occupations promotes Indian control and management of the natural resources on and beneath Indian land. A strong math background also enables American Indian students to find occupational opportunities in administration, marketing, and financial career areas. Parents are the most important factor in a child's educational success. Parents' participation in the schools significantly influences their child's attendance, attitudes, and confidence. It also influences school policies that affect the success of all children. An American Indian child's classroom success is related to the child's knowledge of and commitment to Indian identity. Because of a frequent shortage of school counseling services, parents must be prepared to help their children plan their educational futures. The most academically successful American Indian students attend schools that feature courses with interesting content, academic challenge, peer interaction, and curricular flexibility. The American Indian Science and Engineering Society seeks to increase the number of American Indian scientists and engineers. The society sponsors math and science summer camps for students in Grades 7-9 and a comprehensive university-based enrichment program to prepare students in Grades 8-11 for entrance into math and science college majors. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Boulder, CO.