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ERIC Number: ED215839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
American Indian Education in Wisconsin: A Report.
Philbrick, Roger
In spring 1973 the State of Wisconsin mandated the Council on Indian Education in an effort to involve Indian people, not only as advisors but as a working committee, to assess and promote quality Indian educational opportunities. Objectives outlined at the first meeting included collecting information from state agencies concerning Native Americans; disseminating program information to the public; determining responsiveness of state agencies; compiling recommendations to Wisconsin's Equal Rights Council for proposed legislation; recommending improved quality of education and equal employment for Native Americans; and recognizing Native American individual rights and tribal self-determination. Limitations experienced by the Council included: Indian involvement, personnel selection, non-support of educators and public officials; lack of community support and public schools; understanding of tribes and local Indian education committees; and little communication among Council members. The Council submitted 18 recommendations, of which 4 were prioritized. They recommended continuing research of Indian educational needs; improving and enriching educational efforts in the state by teaching Indian history and culture; requesting from state agencies how Indian education can be improved and supplemented through ongoing program efforts; and designing legislation to upgrade the quality of education for American Indians in Wisconsin. Appendices include meeting minutes, budget requests, and handouts. (ERB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Instructional Services.
Identifiers: Council on Indian Education WI; State Tribal Relationship; Wisconsin
Note: Submitted to the Education and Employment Committee of the Native American Project as sponsored by Governor Patrick Lucey's Equal Rights Council.