ERIC Number: ED042538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Who Should Control Indian Education? A History, Three Case Studies, Recommendations.
McKinley, Francis; And Others
Conducted in 1967 by the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development at the request of the National Indian Youth Council, this 1-year study was made on American Indians at the following sites; Loneman, South Dakota; Ponca City, Oklahoma; Crow Agency, Montana; Fort Berthold, North Dakota; Nondalton, Alaska; South Nek Nek, Alaska; Mescalero Apache Reservation, New Mexico; Papago Indian Reservation, Arizona; Seattle, Washington; and Indian boarding schools. The report describes the state of education available to American Indian children, presents 3 case studies, and offers a set of recommendations for improvement. Collection of base-line data included obtaining information on school administration, curriculum and teaching methods, student achievement, attitudes of teachers and administrators, and unique characteristics of the schools attended by the Indian children. Conclusions were that education provided for Indian children is a failure and has not succeeded in preparing them to be productive citizens in the larger society. In addition to the study activities, 3 pilot projects were developed at various sites: (1) educational materials libraries in Head Start schools, (2) a tutoring program for junior high students, and (3) a nonprofit organization for community development. (EL)
Descriptors: Administration, American Indians, Attitudes, Civil Rights, Community Problems, Curriculum, Disadvantaged Environment, Education, Feasibility Studies, Improvement, Pilot Projects, Social Bias, Socioeconomic Status, Teaching Methods
Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1 Garden Circle, Hote Claremont, Berkeley, California 94705 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.