ERIC Number: ED449947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
UCAN: A Four-State Rural Systemic Initiative. First Year Report (August 31, 1996); First Year Analysis (August 31, 1996); Year Two Annual Report (September 1, 1997); Third Year Report (September 1, 1998); Year Three Annual Report Executive Summary (September 1, 1998).
LLamas, Vicente J.
Since September 1995, the Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico-Rural Systemic Initiative (UCAN-RSI) has promoted systemic reform to improve science, technology, and mathematics education for all rural students in its states. Initially, UCAN targeted 159,000 students in over 430 rural, primarily American Indian or Hispanic, communities. These communities are characterized by independence, strong sense of place, differences in culture and language, and interest in self-determination. Six self-defined regional coalitions were formed through which UCAN seeks to engage whole communities, to develop local support for continued educational reform. These coalitions are the Navajo Nation Coalition, New Mexico Tribal Coalition, Arizona Tribal Coalition, New Mexico County Coalition, Southern Colorado Coalition, and Ute Four Corners Coalition. This document contains yearly reports on the strategies and progress of UCAN-RSI during its first 3 years: September 1995-August 1998. Efforts are outlined in the following areas: development of standards-based math and science curricula that are culturally relevant to UCAN's communities; coordination of policies at the national, state, and local levels to support systemic reform; partnerships, collaboration, and resource convergence; professional development; community support and capacity building; technology training and distance education; student achievement and attainment; closing the gap between minority and Anglo/White students; and community involvement. A Third Year Executive Summary highlights accomplishments of specific coalitions. (SV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, American Indian Education, Annual Reports, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Mexican American Education, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Rural Education, Science Education
Full text at Web site: http://ucanrsi.nmhu.edu/reports.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Division of Educational System Reform.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Highlands Univ., Las Vegas, NM. UCAN Rural Systemic Initiative.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Colorado; New Mexico; Utah