ERIC Number: ED040815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Educational Disadvantage of the Indian American Student.
Coombs, L. Madison
The main body of this research synthesis serves to point out research findings regarding the educationally disadvantaged Indian American school children. The decade of the 1960's is noted to be the significant period in bringing to the attention of educators and the American public the educational problems facing the Indian American. Some of the factors reported to be the underlying causes for the educational retardation of the Indian children include (1) the Federal Government's policy of coercive assimilation which has resulted in disorganization of the Indian communities, (2) a lack of self-fulfillment of Indian students at every age level, (3) the negative self-images of the Indian students, and (4) a lack of understanding of cultural differences on the part of many schools. The study cites the efforts of some schools to combat this problem through implementation of programs that are bicultural and bilingual in nature. The bibliography lists 153 relevant documents, the contents of which are synthesized in the monograph. (EL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agency Role, American Indians, Attitudes, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Boarding Schools, Community Involvement, Curriculum Enrichment, Disadvantaged Youth, Education, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Language Handicaps, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Problems, Socioeconomic Background, Teacher Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.