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ERIC Number: ED013124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-May
Pages: 1
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AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION AS A CULTURAL TRANSACTION.
WAX, MURRAY
EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR THE AMERICAN INDIAN HAVE UNDERGONE MUCH TURMOIL AND CHANGE. DURING THE PERIOD OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THIS CONTINENT, SOME TRIBES FOUNDED SCHOOLS. THE CHEROKEE SCHOOLS ARE CITED AS AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE. AS INDIANS WERE FORCED TO SURRENDER MOST OF THEIR POLITICAL INDEPENDENCE AND WERE RELEGATED TO RESERVATIONS, THEIR CONTROL OVER FORMAL EDUCATION WAS LOST. THEIR EDUCATION BECAME AN EXAMPLE OF CROSS CULTURAL EDUCATION IN THAT EDUCATORS OF ONE CULTURE TAUGHT PUPILS OF ANOTHER. FOUR AREAS OF INDIAN EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS ARE CONSIDERED--(1) SUPPOSED TECHNICAL INADEQUACY OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, (2) ABILITY OF THE INDIAN CHILD TO MASTER THE EDUCATIONAL TASKS, (3) NEGATIVE PARENTAL ATTITUDES TOWARD A SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT INCULCATES ALIEN VALUES, AND (4) CAREER IGNORANCE ON THE PART OF THE INDIAN. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN TEACHERS COLLEGE RECORD, VOL. 65, NO. 8, MAY, 1963. (SF)
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Identifiers: Emory University GA; TEACHERS COLLEGE RECORD