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ERIC Number: ED053851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 64
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A Survey Concerning Library Services Accessible to Students in Selected Indian Schools in the United States in 1967.
Ford, Mary Estelle
Of the 254 schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for American Indian students, 115 were surveyed in this master's thesis. Purposes of the study were (1) to describe the kinds and amounts of library services accessible to students in Indian schools; (2) to indicate any deficiencies by comparing these services with American Library Association standards; and (3) to present suggestions by Indian school superintendents, principals, teachers, or librarians for the improvement of Indian school library services. A 4-page questionnaire was sent to the principal or librarian at each of the 115 Indian day schools, boarding schools, hospital schools, or trailer schools. It was concluded that Indian schools generally did not meet the majority of the American Library Association's minimum standards. The best showings were in annual per-pupil library funding, seating, and professional periodicals subscribed to; the poorest showings were in numbers of librarians, clerical help, and book and magazine collections. No correlation was found between the size or grade level of the school and the kinds and amounts of library services provided. (JH)
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Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Note: Master's thesis submitted to San Jose State College, San Jose, California