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ERIC Number: ED001130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 133
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FORMAL EDUCATION IN AN AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY.
WAY, MURRAY L.; AND OTHERS
A RESEARCH PROJECT LOCATED AT PINE RIDGE RESERVATION, SOUTH DAKOTA, INVESTIGATED CULTURAL DISHARMONY, LACK OF MOTIVE AND APPEALING CURRICULA, AND PRESERVATION OF INTENSITY. STUDY SHOWED THAT DROP-OUTS AMONG SIOUX CHILDREN USUALLY OCCUR BECAUSE OF TROUBLES WITH OTHER INDIANS, NOT BECAUSE OF TEACHERS OR ADMINISTRATORS. PROBLEMS IN SIOUX EDUCATION ARE CAUSED BY LACK OF COHERENCE BETWEEN THE CURRICULA AND THE VOCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES OPEN TO STUDENTS. FEDERAL EDUCATORS, ON THE OTHER HAND, TEND TO DISCONCERT THE ISSUE OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT VOCATIONALLY INCLINED. FIFTEEN RECOMMENDATIONS ARE GIVEN COVERING AREAS FROM PERSONNEL, HIRING, EDUCATIONAL RELATIONS, HOPEFUL DECREASE IN TEACHER TURNOVER, ASSISTANCE FROM TRIBAL COUNCIL, GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING, AND A PROGRAM ADVANTAGEOUS TO OVER-AGE STUDENTS. PROBLEMS WERE FOUND TO BE, NOT SIMPLY PROBLEMS OF "INDIAN EDUCATION," BUT PROBLEMS OF "GENERAL EDUCATION" IN A SOCIETY WHICH REQUIRES SCHOOLS TO BE ETHNIC MELTING POTS AND LADDERS OF SOCIAL MOBILITY.
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Authoring Institution: Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: GEORGIA; Georgia (Atlanta); Sioux (Tribe)
Note: 133P. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS