ERIC Number: ED348175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
My Dreams, Hopes and Visions.
Rainer, Howard T.
This manual was created to give rural American Indian youths ways to build their self-concept, spiritual strength, and, thus, improve their ability to achieve success. This document draws heavily from anecdotal material--Indian lore and the author's personal experiences--to encourage good social conduct by Indian youth. It suggests that everyone has a gift, and encourages young people to identify their own abilities as artists, decision-makers, forecasters, planners, leaders, workers, or academic achievers. This manual emphasizes the importance of establishing good peer relationships and identifies traits found in a worthy friend. It teaches lessons about making good first impressions as a means of getting ahead. It offers examples of positive words people use to make an impact. This manual encourages young people to identify and overcome their fears of failure in the realization that they can make a difference in the world. It encourages students to start making plans to attend college by making good grades, establishing good relationships with teachers, preparing to take admissions tests and complete applications, saving money, learning about scholarships, and seeking guidance from Indian graduates. This manual stresses the importance of spiritual roots, and encourages faith in God. It offers a plan to help young people begin an Indian revolution, encouraging them toward personal introspection for the development of self-esteem and spiritual strength. This document includes two workbook sections that young people are encouraged to fill out as a means of identifying their abilities, plans, and goals. (TES)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, American Indians, College Preparation, Fear of Success, Goal Orientation, Guidance Objectives, High Schools, Racial Identification, Religious Education, Rural Education, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Values Clarification, Values Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Native Americans (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth 2000.
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