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Choices & Careers [microform] : Free to Choose: A Report. A Career Development Project for Tribal Girls / Cathaleen Finley
Bib ID 5348174
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Finley, Cathaleen
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
163 p. 
Summary

A curriculum was developed and a model was tested to help tribal girls realize that they will be workers; plan realistically for their years as members of the labor force; make decisions in their teens that will help them prepare adequately for the world of work; and believe that they have special talents and abilities that are unique to them. Components of the program were curriculum development; employment and training of group leaders; group sessions with girls in local communities; career conferences and field trips for the girls; involvement of parents and other adults working with youth; and sharing of project results. An advisory committee assisted with each component. Curriculum units focused on "being an Indian woman", "being a special person", and "about careers". Members of local communities were hired as group leaders to work with 473 girls ranging from 9 to 18 years of age. The program was conducted in 17 communities in Wisconsin by 27 group leaders. Program effectiveness was evaluated using pre- and posttests; a checklist to evaluate learning experiences; an open-ended questionnaire for girls; a questionnaire for group leaders; and interviews with advisory committee members, parents, and tribal council members. It was found that the program was well received by tribal communities; the girls changed attitudes, gained knowledge, and made plans for the future as a result of the program; and the girls liked the learning experiences provided in the curriculum. (NQ)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.

ERIC Note: Related documents include RC 010 400-403; Illustrated by Vickie Wayman.

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects American Indians.  |  Career Awareness.  |  Career Education.  |  Career Exploration.  |  Community Involvement.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Demonstration Programs.  |  Females.  |  Group Instruction.  |  Parent Participation.  |  Participant Satisfaction.  |  Program Attitudes.  |  Program Development.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Tribes.  |  Units of Study.  |  Career Development Project for Tribal Girls  |  Wisconsin
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension
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