ERIC Number: ED164177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Navajo Education in Action: The Rough Rock Demonstration School.
Roessel, Robert A., Jr.
Designed to serve as a guide, a stimulus, and a path for other schools desiring to control their education and that of their children, this book has two objectives: to tell the Rough Rock story--the origin, growth, and development of the demonstration school, and especially current events in 1976; and to provide a guide to other communities who wish to control the education of their children. The contents are divided into two sections. Section one discusses: an overview or history of Rough Rock Demonstration School; local control, the Rough Rock School Board, PL 93-638, and interviews; and Navajo emphasis, i.e., general observations, Rough Rock clinic, Kitsilee School, etc. Section two includes: (1) general information, personnel, philosophy, enrollment, current finances, and a ten year overview; (2) the three schools--elementary, middle, and community high school; (3) other programs; (4) key areas, focusing on relationships with the Navajo Tribe, Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Public Health Service, United States Congress, and the Office of Education; and (5) interviews and summary evaluations with the staff and students conclude the book. In conclusion, the document emphasizes a unique concept in community development and local control of Indian education that shows great faith in Indian people and gives them direct control over their education. (RTS)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Boards of Education, Community Control, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Facilities, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Programs, Governance, Government School Relationship, Illustrations, Interviews, Leadership, Navajo, Nontraditional Education, Policy Formation, Political Attitudes, Program Development, Tribally Controlled Education, United States History
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center.
Identifiers: Arizona; Navajo (Nation); Rough Rock Demonstration School AZ