ERIC Number: ED436336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Exemplary Programs in Indian Education. Second Edition.
Chavers, Dean, Ed.
This directory profiles 16 exemplary programs serving American Indian students in elementary and secondary schools, colleges, and community adult education programs. An introduction discusses what "exemplary" means, the history of Indian education, the lack of Indian programs in the National Diffusion Network's (NDN) directory of exemplary programs, characteristics of exemplary programs, and other exemplary programs in the United States. Each program entry contains: contact information, program focus, population served, personnel, sources of support, indicators used to measure program success, changes in baseline indicators over time, evaluation methods, technology use, details of program features contributing to success, comments on program replication, outreach efforts, parent involvement, student selection, and recognition or awards received. The projects and their sites or sponsors are: (1) Dropout Prevention Program (Cass Lake Local Indian Education Committee, Minnesota); (2) Indian Homework Centers (Davis County Indian Parent Association, Utah); (3) Denver Adult Education Program (Native American MultiEducational School, Colorado); (4) Ganado Primary School (Arizona); (5) Cool School Project (Ganado Intermediate School, Arizona); (6) MESBEC (math, engineering, science, business, education, computers) Scholarship Program (Native American Scholarship Fund, New Mexico); (7) Mississippi Choctaw Adult Education Program (Mississippi Choctaw Tribe); (8) Total Quality Management Program (Mount Edgecumbe High School, Alaska); (9) National Honors Program (National American Indian Honor Society, Arizona); (10) Tradition and Technology (Peach Springs School District, Arizona); (11) Individual Student Learning Program (Rock Ledge School District, Wisconsin); (12) Salmon River Central School Indian Education Project (New York); (13) Tohatchi High School Career Center (New Mexico); (14) Student Support Services Project (University of Alaska-Fairbanks); (15) Focus on Excellence Program (Wellpinit School District, Washington); and (16) Native American Student Services (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Appendices include contact information for agencies selecting exemplary programs, criteria for exemplary status in this directory, and criteria for NDN exemplary status. (SV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Validated Programs
Native American Scholarship Fund, Inc., 8200 Mountain Road, N.E., Suite 203, Albuquerque, NM 87110 ($29.95 plus $3.50 shipping).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Native American Scholarship Fund, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.
Note: Includes photographs, figures, and reprints of newspaper articles that may not reproduce adequately.