By involving students in a variety of service efforts described here by McCellan Hall, the Generator School Project has replaced deficit, community rip-off models of teaching and learning with service learning models that are consonant with values and beliefs in American Indian communities. Service learning has been fully incorporated in participating schools, service-based curriculum units have been developed, interdisciplinary lesson plans are commonplace and, most importantly, highly skilled native teachers, capable of training their peers, have emerged at project sites. The approach has facilitated the development of community control. organic learning, students' tribal identities, cooperation, selflessness, and spirituality.
Hall, McLellan, "Service Leaming in Native Communities:
The Generator School Project" (1993). Tribal Nations Documents. 21.