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ERIC Number: ED016559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Pages: 5
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EFFECTIVE EDUCATION TO MEET SPECIAL NEEDS OF NATIVE CHILDREN.
BENNETT, ROBERT L.; COOMBS, L. MADISON
RURAL ALASKA IS COMPOSED OF VERY SMALL COMMUNITIES, A SITUATION WHICH COMPLICATES DEVELOPMENT OF ADEQUATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION IS PROVIDED THROUGH A LARGE NUMBER OF RELATIVELY SMALL VILLAGE SCHOOLS. ALTHOUGH SOME OF THESE SCHOOLS ARE TOO SMALL, MOST PEOPLE AGREE THAT EDUCATING THE YOUNGSTERS IN A BOARDING SCHOOL SITUATION IS NOT DESIRABLE. SINCE IT IS NOT FEASIBLE TO OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM IN EACH SMALL VILLAGE, IT BECOMES NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE SECONDARY BOARDING SCHOOLS, WHICH ARE BETTER ABLE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE YOUNGSTERS. THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, WHICH OPERATES THESE BOARDING SCHOOLS, HAS ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING EDUCATIONAL GOALS BY 1970--(1) 90 PERCENT OF THE NATIVE YOUTH TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL, (2) 50 PERCENT OF THE NATIVE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES TO ENTER COLLEGE, AND (3) 50 PERCENT TO GO ON TO SOME OTHER KIND OF POST-HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL TRAINING. THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE "JOURNAL OF AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION," VOL. 3, NO. 3, MAY 1964, PP. 21-25. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: ALASKA; BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS