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ERIC Number: ED014346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 6
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INDIAN EDUCATION.
MILLER, HAROLD
THE NATIONAL INDIAN POLICY HAS RANGED FROM PREPARING THE INDIAN FOR ASSIMILATION INTO THE GENERAL POPULATION TO PREPARATION FOR LIVING IN HIS OWN GROUP. INDIAN EDUCATION, WHICH HAS BEEN CONTROLLED BY THIS POLICY, MAY BE DIVIDED INTO FOUR GENERAL PERIODS--(1) UNTIL 1870 THE POLICY WAS THE EXCLUSION OF INDIANS FROM NATIONAL LIFE, (2) THE POLICY WAS TO REMAKE THE INDIANS IN THE IMAGE OF THE WHITE FARMER OF RURAL AMERICA BETWEEN 1870-1930, (3) BETWEEN 1930 AND 1960 THERE WAS A GRADUAL SHIFT TO THE AIM OF TERMINATING FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INDIANS, AND (4) THE OBJECTIVE OF FULL PARTICIPATION BY THE INDIAN IN AMERICAN LIFE, ON AND OFF THE RESERVATIONS, HAS DEVELOPED SINCE 1960. THE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR INDIANS HAVE SHIFTED WITH THE POLICY AND PRESENTLY ARE AS FOLLOWS--(1) HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION FOR 90 PER CENT OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE YOUTH, (2) ONE-HALF OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ATTENDING COLLEGE IN PREPARATION FOR PROFESSIONAL CAREERS, AND (3) ONE-HALF OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES PREPARING THEMSELVES FOR CAREERS IN TECHNICAL, SERVICE, AND TRADE OCCUPATIONS. THE MAJOR PROBLEM AREAS BLOCKING IMPROVEMENT OF INDIAN EDUCATION ARE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, LANGUAGE BARRIERS, AND REMEDIAL EDUCATION. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION RECORD, VOL. 52, NO. 3, DECEMBER 1966. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Coll. of Education.
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