ERIC Number: ED165919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Reaction to the Summary of Education Findings and Recommendations of the American Indian Policy Review Commission.
Tippeconnic, John W.
Approximately 500 persons attended the 18th Annual Indian Education Conference that was held to provide Indian groups and individuals an opportunity to register their reactions to the educational findings and recommendations of the American Indian Policy Review Commission (AIPRC). Ten General Findings were presented and participants discussed and recorded their reactions in workshop sessions. The workshops also presented 20 additional findings in the areas of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) delivery system, higher education, the U.S. Office of Education (OE), tribal control, and State role in Indian education. Forty-five percent of the participants agreed with the AIPRC recommendation to shift all federal education programs from the OE and BIA to one administrative agency; 23 percent were undecided and 14 percent agreed. The recommendation to shift control of federal funds for Indian education from state and local governments to tribal governments drew support from 40 percent of the participants with 21 percent disagreeing and 11 percent undecided. Seventy-seven percent of those attending agreed with the finding that the new consolidated Indian agency would require efficient administration and an accurate funding mechanism to assure that target monies reached the tribes. In addition to tabular data showing the percentages and degrees of agreement, disagreement, and indecision, the document also lists specific comments made on each of the findings. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Indian Policy Review Commission; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Office of Education
Note: Compiled at the Annual Indian Education Conference (18th, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, April 13-15, 1977)