ERIC Number: ED055705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Annual Report of the Office of Indian Affairs from the Director and the Supervisors of Indian Education for the State of Minnesota, 1969-70.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
The 1969-70 report on Indian education in the public schools of Minnesota presents data on finances; enrollment; attendance; dropouts; graduates; taxes; and costs of schooling, hot lunches, and transportation. Included in the report are discussions of such problems as the high dropout rate and low attendance rate of Indian children, especially at the secondary level; these problems are attributed to factors such as the unrelatedness of the educational program to the background and needs of Indian students, the critical shortage of Indian teachers, the movement of Indian families from reservation to metropolis and back, and the low level of Indian involvement in education. Federal and state programs designed to solve these and other problems are also described, including the operation of state and local Indian education advisory committees composed of Indians; the Indian scholarship, higher education, and guidance services program; inservice training of non-Indian teachers; the rewriting of instructional materials; the dissemination of materials relating to Indian life, history, and culture; and the reorganization of the State Department of Education, involving the creation of a full-time Director of Indian Education. Included among the 15 tables is the Johnson-O'Malley Annual Financial Report. (BO)
Descriptors: American Indians, Ancillary School Services, Annual Reports, Attendance, Curriculum, Dropout Rate, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Public Education, Relevance (Education), State Departments of Education, State Federal Aid, State Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Johnson O Malley Act; Minnesota