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ERIC Number: ED017382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 6
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THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG AND THE RIGHT TO BE RIGHT.
ROESSEL, ROBERT A., JR.
INDIAN EDUCATION HAS BEEN CONTROLLED FOR THE MOST PART BY THE OFFICIALS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS. THERE IS NOW A NEW TYPE OF SCHOOL FOR INDIAN YOUNGSTERS WHICH RETURNS THE ELEMENT OF LOCAL CONTROL TO ADULT INDIANS. THIS DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL IS LOCATED AT ROUGH ROCK, ARIZONA, AND EXHIBITS TWO UNIQUE EXPERIMENTAL ELEMENTS, LOCAL CONTROL AND CULTURAL IDENTIFICATION. THE LOCAL BOARD MEMBERS AT ROUGH ROCK HAVE DEVELOPED THREE POLICIES WHICH MAKE THEIR SCHOOL DIFFERENT-- (1) THE BOARDING SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE PERMITTED TO GO HOME EACH WEEKEND, (2) THE DORMITORIES ARE MANAGED BY NAVAHO ADULTS WHO ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS, AND (3) SALARIES OF NON-CERTIFIED PERSONNEL WERE REDUCED, MAKING POSSIBLE THE HIRING OF NAVAHOS WHO WERE UNABLE TO FIND EMPLOYMENT ELSEWHERE. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED AT THE EIGHTH ANNUAL INDIAN EDUCATION CONFERENCE, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, MARCH, 1967. IT ALSO APPEARS IN THE "JOURNAL OF AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION," VOL. 7, NO. 2, JANUARY, 1968, PP. 1-6, (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.
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