ERIC Number: ED356931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-18
Reference Count: N/A
The American Indian Teacher Training Program: The Next to Last Piece of the Puzzle.
Tonemah, Stuart A.
The American Indian Teacher Training Program (AITTP), a Masters of Education program, aims to train American Indian and Alaska Native teachers to teach American Indian and Alaska Native gifted and talented students and to dispel stereotypes of these students among their colleagues. American Indian Research and Development, Inc. (AIRD, Inc.) proposed to recruit, screen, and select 10 Indian teachers a year over 3 years. The program includes coursework in gifted education, appropriate assessment of Indian student gifts and talents, and Indian education. Various research and reports postulate needs for Native teacher recruitment programs and for higher education faculty who are sensitive to the needs of Native students. AIRD recommends that Indian teachers of the gifted and talented value intelligence and creativity, understand the implications of giftedness, and know how to nurture gifted Indian students. Over the past 3 years, AITTP graduated 28 students from the program. AIRD, Inc. plans to establish an American Indian Gifted and Talented Academy within the next several years. The document includes profile data on the AITTP participants during the years 1989-1992 and several AITTP course syllabi. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: American Indian Research & Development, Inc., Norman, OK.