ERIC Number: ED040797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Public Education of the Prairie Island Sioux: An Interim Report. National Study of American Indian Education, Series I, No. 10.
Harkins, Arthur M.; And Others
As a part of the Final Report of the National Study of American Indian Education, this study was conducted at the Prairie Island Indian Reservation located in southeastern Minnesota. The document presents a historical background of the small peninsula (approximately 10 miles long and 2 miles wide) and its inhabitants, the Sioux Indians, which number approximately 25 families (1969). Data were obtained by interviews and questionnaires. Persons interviewed included Indian parents, Indian students, non-Indian students, townspeople, teachers, and school administrators. Factors investigated included low achievement, poor school attendance, and the prevailing attitude of the Indian students and their parents toward education. In conclusion, the document lists 8 tentative recommendations reached through this study, with an overriding theme of an improved communication across intercultural barriers. Appended are data regarding legislation for the Indians, statistics on education of the Indians, and scholastic records of Indian students in the study. (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.; Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Sioux (Tribe)