ERIC Number: ED041690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Film Evaluations of Eskimo Education. The National Study of American Indian Education, Series III, No. 4, Final Report.
Collier, John, Jr.
As a part of the Final Report of the National Study of American Indian Education, the educational environments of schools in 2 Alaskan tundra villages, in a state-consolidated school in Bethel, and in Anchorage public schools were filmed to provide empirical evidence for the evaluation of Eskimo education. This film study was pointed toward ascertaining whether schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs are singularly different from other schools educating Indians. In addition, the film sample ranged from the most undisturbed environment to the most un-Eskimo environment in Alaska in an attempt to determine how the relative learning pace of children changed. Among the conclusions in the document, it is noted that there is little difference between the quality of BIA and state-operated schools; there is a need for a more culturally appropriate school curriculum and more relative subject matter; native teachers should be recruited; the number of community school programs should be increased; and there should be a restrengthening of the legal status of Eskimos with social rights and services from the Federal Government. (AL)
Descriptors: American Indians, Classroom Observation Techniques, Community Characteristics, Community Organizations, Cultural Context, Curriculum Evaluation, Education, Educational Facilities, Eskimos, Family Influence, Federal Aid, Field Studies, Films, Hygiene, Language Handicaps, Preschool Education, Public Agencies, Religious Organizations, Small Schools, Teacher Aides, Teacher Alienation, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.