ERIC Number: ED194284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The "Holding Power" Workshop.
Skupaka, Betty M., Ed.
In August 1971, a large number of Indian leaders, youth, and lay citizens participated in a workshop designed to develop skills and knowledge which public school personnel could use to improve Indian attendance and retention patterns in New Mexico. The workshop yielded much information relevant to Indian students in public schools. Speakers emphasized that many of the problems that confront Indian students arise from the differences between their cultural values and the cultural values which they encounter in public schools. Statistics relevant to Indian education were cited. Topics presented and discussed dealt with numerous aspects of Indian education including: reservation problems; school drop-out; parent involvement; education and culture; self-image of the Indian student; academic achievement; school-community relations; research pertaining to Indian education; stereotypes of the American Indian; teaching, counseling, and administration as they pertain to Indian students; and the development of Indian leadership in education. High school and college students voiced their viewpoints in panel discussions. Workshop recommendations for improving "Holding Power" revolved around two major concerns: making school more relevant to Indian youth; and improving school-community relations. Chapter II summarizes the speeches made by Indian leaders. Appendix A consists of a program of scheduled events, and Appendix B contains an evaluation of the workshop. (CM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, American Indian Education, American Indians, Bias, Counseling Services, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Leadership Training, Parent Participation, Relevance (Education), School Administration, School Community Relationship, School Holding Power, Self Concept, Teacher Effectiveness, Tribes
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.
Identifiers: New Mexico