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The Child Development Training Consortium, a Beacon College Project directed by San Juan College (SJC) is a collaborative effort of colleges and universities in New Mexico and Arizona. The consortium's major objective is to create child development training materials for community college faculty who teach "at-risk" Native American and Hispanic students enrolled in early childhood education programs. The program's conceptual framework is guided by aspects of self-directed learning, story telling, media communications, and quality management. Founded on the premise that Native American and Hispanic people make their own local preschools work, the program facilitates community efforts by providing training and technical assistance. Consortium members are engaged in the following activities: (1) the University of New Mexico (UNM), Los Alamos, is producing a photo essay showing their Nanny Program graduates at work; (2) Northland Pioneer College (Arizona) is producing a video of a Native American man who works as a Child Development Associate advisor in the Navajo Nation; (3) Santa Fe Community College (New Mexico) is documenting a preschool education training program which develops high literacy skills; (4) Luna Vocational Technical Institute (New Mexico) is producing a video about their literacy program which employs art activities; (5) UNM-Gallup is documenting its curriculum for Native American preschool teachers emphasizing basic skills in math and English; (6) SJC is developing materials on approaches to collaborative learning in multicultural classrooms; and (7) Northern New Mexico Community College and UNM-Valencia are establishing early childhood programs which will experiment with materials developed by the consortium. (MAB)

Descriptors: American Indians, Child Care Occupations, Community Colleges, Community Development, Consortia, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, High Risk Students, Hispanic Americans, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Nontraditional Education, Preschool Education, School Community Relationship, State Universities, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges

Autor: Beers, C. David; Ott, Richard W.


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