ERIC Number: ED191618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-5
Reference Count: 0
The Revolution in Indian Education.
Though the educational achievement of American Indians during the last 10 years has been impressive, indications are that it will be some time before Indian people have an equal educational opportunity with the majority population. To understand the statistics and social indicators of the revolution in Indian education, it is necessary to examine the social, cultural, and political contexts from which the Indian education movement sprang, the most important of which was the strong push in the 1960's and 1970's by tribes to exercise their traditional forms of government and to practice their traditional forms of culture and religion. In spite of a movement for relevant curriculum in public schools, there is still a shortage of acceptable curriculum material, and success with Indian programs in colleges and universities is limited because quality educational services are not yet available to Indian students. Important to future planning of quality education for Indian students is consolidation of Indian control of the educational process. This includes qualification of trained leaders and managers in all areas of tribal development, constant research, effective means of communication among tribes, a solid commitment to serve the total needs of Indian students, and the establishment of a National Indian University. (CM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Enrollment Influences, Federal Indian Relationship, Higher Education, Relevance (Education), School District Spending, Self Determination, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Tribally Controlled Education
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Symposium on the American Indian (7th, Tahlequah, OK, April 5, 1979).