ERIC Number: ED226895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Revised Report on the Definition of Indian. A Study of Alternative Definitions and Measures Relating to Eligibility and Service Under Part A of the Indian Education Act.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Using new information from the 1980 census and data from a special study of Indian Student Certification Forms in 1982, this revised report was submitted in lieu of the initial 1982 Report to Congress on the Definition of Indian. The report presents estimates which respond to the following points in the statutory mandate: number of Indian children eligible and served under part A of the Indian Education Act; consequences of eliminating descendants in the second degree; and options for changes in the definition and their consequences. The report reaches two major conclusions concerning the relation of definitions to counts of Indian children: the term Indian has no singular meaning and efforts to stabilize Indian counts by means of added precision in the questions relied on for identifying Indian children are likely to have just the opposite effect. The appendices provide an analysis of defects in the estimates contained in the 1981 Report on the Definition of Indian; a description of the special study of the Indian Certification (506) Forms; an evaluation of the 1980 census data on Indians; and 10 detailed State tables pertaining to Indian children enrollment. (ERB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Indian Education Act 1972
Note: A Report from the Secretary of Education to the President and the Congress.