ERIC Number: ED066276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
Summary Report of the Indian Needs Assessment Conference (Phoenix, March 19, 1970).
Parmee, Edward A., Comp.
The basic objectives of the "Indian Needs Assessment Conference," held in Phoenix, Arizona, were (1) to evaluate the interim study, "Assessment of the Educational Needs of Indian Students in the State of Arizona," conducted by the Consulting Services, Corporation, and (2) to arrive at some positive recommendations for the improvement of American Indian education in Arizona and some realistic proposals for implementing these recommendations. To achieve these objectives, the Arizona Department of Education and the Elementary and Secondary Act Title III, sponsors of the conference, brought together more than 60 educators from Arizona elementary and secondary schools where Indian students are enrolled. The conference held 8 informal discussion groups where participants expressed their views regarding the study, their individual programs, and the needs of Indian education in the state. In the concluding remarks, it was observed that American Indian professional educators can contribute to the statewide educational system and that basic issues of contention between Indians and non-Indians remain unsolved. It was also suggested that a statewide Council on Minority Education be organized to assess needs and priorities, that this Council hold grass roots and regional meetings, and that it establish Minority Education Centers which would develop their own specialities emphasizing the needs of the people served. The Council's strength, would lie in its ability to recognize needs common to all minorities and needs unique to each minority. The appendix lists the participants, their district and county, and their discussion group. (FF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Projects to Advance Creativity in Education.; Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
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Note: Summary of discussion group reports from Indian Needs Assessment Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, March 19, 1970