ERIC Number: ED460792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Pathfinders for Four Directions: An Indigenous Educational Model.
Roy, Loriene, Comp.
The Four Directions Project, administered by the Pueblo of Laguna Department of Education, is a 5-year federally-funded technology innovation grant that aims to help Native people and their educators develop culturally relevant curricula through technology. This report includes the full text of 45 "pathfinders" designed by students in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Developed in response to specific client requests, the pathfinders provide Four Directions partners (educators, students, and community members at 19 reservation schools) with a process for locating information sources, particularly on the Internet, that would be useful in accomplishing local curricular goals. The 45 pathfinders are categorized in 5 topical sections: career counseling resources, Internet technology resources, curricular and instructional technology resources, cultural themes, and Native American cultural groups. Each pathfinder includes an introduction that describes the nature of the topic, the scope of the pathfinder, and the steps taken in identifying and evaluating relevant resources; an annotated bibliography of 15-25 resources, including print references, indexes, journal titles, electronic resources, and organizations; and the pathfinder proper, a guide to locating resources on the topic. The introduction to this report provides background on the Four Directions Project and on the construction of the pathfinders. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Counseling, College Preparation, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Sources, Internet, Search Strategies
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Community; Practitioners
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Note: For topical bibliographic sections, see RC 021 623-627.