ERIC Number: ED429760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Disability Research Encompassing Native Americans in Math and Science: A Demonstration Inclusion Project.
Wilcox, Jackie; Hoover, John; Burthwick, Pauline
Disability Research Encompassing Native Americans in Math and Science (DREAMS) is a comprehensive program that offers math and science experiences to Native American students with disabilities and encourages systems change in schools on or near Indian reservations in related domains. These domains include development of science instructional models based on hands-on learning and conceptual development, approaches to meet national science and mathematics standards, infusion of Native American culture into instruction and methods, accommodations for students with disabilities in science and math instruction, and career exploration in technical fields. DREAMS is a partnership between the University of North Dakota and 10-12 public and tribal schools in North Dakota. Project activities include curriculum and materials development; two annual week-long summer institutes for students, parents, and teachers; teacher education in science and mathematics; and systems change and liaison at participating schools. Program evaluation is based on attitude and achievement data from students and on feedback from parents and teachers about the effectiveness of the summer institutes and systems change. Assessment results for 1998 are summarized. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, College School Cooperation, Culturally Relevant Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Mathematics Education, Program Evaluation, Science Education, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A