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ERIC Number: ED018299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-10
Pages: 9
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EDUCATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDREN.
GAARDER, BRUCE
EDUCATIONAL POLICY FOR AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDREN HAS BEEN BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES THAT THE INDIAN'S SALVATION LIES IN HIS CEASING TO BE WHAT AND WHO HE IS, THAT IT LIES IN BECOMING ASSIMILATED THROUGH ALIENATION, AND THAT ENGLISH SHALL BE THE SOLE LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THESE PRINCIPLES AND THE INDIAN CHILDREN'S POOR SELF-CONCEPT, THEY ACHIEVE AT A LESSER RATE THAN THEIR ANGLO COUNTERPARTS. THE VIEW PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT IS THAT SELF-SUFFICIENCY, REALIZED THROUGH SELF-FULFILLMENT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL INDIAN CHILD AND FOR EACH SEPARATE INDIAN TRIBE, WILL BE THE QUICKEST WAY TO SELF-DISPERSAL OF THE TRIBES AND THEIR EVENTUAL ASSIMILATION AND DISAPPEARANCE. RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH WILL HELP TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL OF SELF-SUFFICIENCY INCLUDE--(1) INDIANS SHOULD HAVE LOCAL CONTROL OVER THEIR OWN SCHOOLS, (2) INDIANS EMPLOYED WITH FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WORK WITH OTHER INDIANS SHOULD BE FROM THE SAME TRIBE, (3) INDIAN SCHOOLS SHOULD IMPLEMENT BILINGUAL INSTRUCTION, (4) A STRONG, MUTUALLY-REINFORCING RELATIONSHIP SHOULD BE DEVELOPED BETWEEN INDIAN PUPILS' PARENTS AND THE SCHOOL, AND (5) THERE SHOULD BE FURTHER GRADUATE STUDY AND A RESEARCH CENTER FOCUSED ON THE HISTORY, LANGUAGES, AND CULTURE OF AMERICAN INDIANS. THIS REPORT WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTHWEST COUNCIL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS, EL PASO, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 10-11, 1967. (ES)
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