ERIC Number: ED196853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The 80's--Return to Traditions.
Deloria, Vine, Jr.
Indians should be the ones to determine Indian education policy. Local control and freedom from outside interference would be the best thing for Indian education all around. Policymakers must first realize that education, if it is to be relevant to American Indians, must return in both content and substance to Indian traditions. Rather than continuing present paths, rationality and a concern for both children and communities dictates that the Indian education problem be reduced to its basic components. Indian education must be taken away from outside experts and returned to the smallest communal unit existent. (SAS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers" (96th Congress, 2nd Session). For related documents, see Ed 185 660 and ED 194 475.