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ERIC Number: ED467137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 12
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Advocates for Success: Creating an Innovative Educational Model for Diverse Special Populations.
Raborn, Jim
This brief paper describes a program to increase the number of Native American students identified and placed in one Albuquerque, New Mexico, elementary school's gifted education program. Introductory information notes the general underrepresentation of Native Americans in gifted education programs and their disproportionately high representation in remedial special education programs. Prior to this program's implementation, the target elementary school had no Native American students identified as gifted, even though Indian students comprised 11.8 percent of the school's enrollment. A voluntary after school and summer enrichment program was created to address the cognitive and affective domains of students in grades 3-5. The Ohiyesa program used cooperative learning, team-building, demonstration, and modeling activities in a program designed to build cognitive, affective, social, and aesthetic skills. More than 150 children and their families participated in the program during the first 5 years. In 1997-98, following program implementation, statistics indicated that eight of the 26 identified gifted program participants were considered Native American, all of whom attended the Ohiyesa program. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico (Albuquerque)