ERIC Number: ED027981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar-22
Reference Count: 0
New Horizons for Indian Education. Annual American Indian Education Conference (9th, Arizona State University, March 22-23, 1968).
Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.
Innovative programs have been undertaken at several reservation schools to meet the special needs of Indian students. Often, however, the cultural background of the student is neglected, and he is forced to adapt to an alien school system. This creates an especially difficult problem set for the student with a poor grasp of the English language. Suggestions resulting from the conference for alleviating these problems include adoption of texts stressing Indian culture, increased involvement of Indian parents in school functions, full participation by rural schools in available state and Federal programs, and increased emphasis by colleges and universities on Indian culture in teacher preparation courses. (DA)
Descriptors: American Indians, Aspiration, Communication Problems, Counselors, Cultural Background, Demonstration Programs, Dropouts, Family Environment, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Lower Class Students, Parent Participation, Reading Difficulty, Regional Schools, Rural Education, Rural Population, School Community Programs, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Textbooks
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Indian Education Center.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.