ERIC Number: ED215839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
American Indian Education in Wisconsin: A Report.
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)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Committees, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Legislation, School Districts, Self Determination, State Departments of Education, Tribes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: 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.