ERIC Number: ED356128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Project Tradition and Technology (Project TNT): The Hualapai Bilingual Academic Excellence Program.
Reed, Michael D.; And Others
Project Tradition and Technology (TNT) at Peach Springs Elementary School (Peach Springs, Arizona) is 1 of 12 programs recognized nationally as an outstanding model of bilingual education by the U.S. Department of Education. Project TNT is a process-oriented curriculum development model that identifies the community's needs and expectations for its children, and draws on the resources and expertise of the community and the school staff to plan and implement a challenging curriculum. Three interactive program models (the Hualapai Cultural and Environmental Curriculum, the Hualapai Literacy Model, and the Hualapai Interactive Technology Model) form an integrated bilingual bicultural core curriculum that develops student self-esteem, self-confidence in themselves as learners, and student pride in their heritage, as well as increasing academic achievement and language competencies. The key features and educational objectives of each of the three program models are outlined. This booklet provides information on program evaluation results, the Hualapai Reservation, the Hualapai language, the histories of bilingual education and technology use at Peach Spring School, the history of Hualapai schools since 1890, Peach Springs School students and staff, administration and organization at Peach Springs School, program success factors, program philosophy, the curriculum development process, instructional materials development, curriculum unit themes, and step-by-step criteria for becoming a replication site for this program. This booklet contains many photographs and graphics. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Peach Springs School District #8, AZ.