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Bridging the Gap between High School and College [microform] : A Successful Program That Promotes Academic Success for Hopi and Navajo Students / W. Sakiestewa Gilbert
Bib ID 5596499
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Gilbert, W. Sakiestewa
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
31 p. 

During 1988-91, the School, College, and University Partnership (SCUP) program at Northern Arizona University (NAU) provided services to disadvantaged students in seven rural high schools on or near the Navajo and Hopi reservations. Many of these students came from low-income families, lived in geographically isolated locations, and attended schools with limited resources. SCUP helped students develop the academic skills needed for higher education and provided support for the school-college transition. Based on partnerships between NAU, the Navajo and Hopi tribes, and the Northern Arizona School Board Association, SCUP consisted of an academic-year program and a summer program. The academic-year program served approximately 9,635 students in grades 7-12 and contained the following components: (1) dropout prevention efforts, including study skills training for seventh- and eighth-graders, teacher training in study skills development and cultural awareness issues, community-based study halls, and a bilingual culturally relevant parent involvement program; (2) career and personal development through career fairs, visiting career mentors, and student seminars; and (3) installation of computer-assisted instructional laboratories, followed by teacher and student training. The summer program (Nizhoni Academy)--an intensive 5-week experience at NAU--provided 498 students in grades 9-11 with 160 hours of instruction in English, mathematics, and career development. Instruction emphasized metacognition, concentrated learning, cooperative learning, process approach, and critical thinking skills. In addition, structured extracurricular activities exposed participants to many facets of college life. (SV)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at a national conference titled "Retention in Education for Today's American Indian Nations" (Tucson, AZ, April 20-23, 1996).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects American Indian Education.  |  Career Education.  |  College Bound Students.  |  College Preparation.  |  College School Cooperation.  |  Computer Literacy.  |  Cooperative Programs.  |  Disadvantaged.  |  Dropout Prevention.  |  Higher Education.  |  Hopi (Tribe)  |  Navajo (Nation)  |  Parent Participation.  |  Partnerships in Education.  |  Rural Schools.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Staff Development.  |  Study Skills.  |  Transitional Programs.  |  Northern Arizona University
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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