Components of an American Indian Computer Science Transfer Degree Program

TitleComponents of an American Indian Computer Science Transfer Degree Program
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsVan Cleave, N
JournalJournal of Engineering Education
Date Published2001
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10694730
KeywordsCommunity , computer , Curricula , indigenous , teaching , VALUES
AbstractFrom 1995 to 1997, a culturally relevant transfer degree program was developed at a tribally controlled Community College in Minnesota. Broad traditional values held in common by most indigenous peoples formed the backbone of the project. These values led to the formulation of several significant components of culturally sensitive programs, which were enhanced by classroom practices adopted and distilled during more than two decades of teaching from middle school to the graduate level. Many of these coincided with and reinforced traditional American Indian values. The authors found that the the core of minority-centered education should be good teaching strategies applied to a specific population but applicable to and effective for all students.
NotesVAN CLEAVE, N. 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Department of Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University; Source Info: 1/ 1/2001, Vol. 90 Issue 1, p55; Subject Term: COMPUTER science -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: COMMUNITY colleges; Subject Term: INDIGENOUS peoples of the Americas -- Education; Subject Term: VALUES; Subject Term: TEACHING; Subject Term: CURRICULA (Courses of study); NAICS/Industry Codes: 611210 Junior Colleges; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541710 Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 7p; Illustrations: 2 Diagrams, 1 Chart; Document Type: Article