ERIC Number: ED341543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Nations At Risk, Summary of Issues & Recommendations from Regional Hearings, July-October 1990.
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Indian Nations At Risk Task Force.
The Indian Nations At Risk Task Force held seven regional hearings during 1990 on issues in American Indian education. This document contains detailed reports of the seven hearings, individual summaries of each hearing, and an overall summary of issues and recommendations offered in the field of American Indian education. Major areas of concern included: (1) federal funding of Native American education; (2) teachers and teacher training; (3) Native parent and community participation and self-determination; (4) integration of Native language and culture into the curriculum; (5) financial aid for Native postsecondary education; (6) postsecondary readiness, recruitment, and persistence among Native students; (7) tribally controlled community colleges; (8) support services for at-risk Native youth; (9) development and improvement of the curriculum and of educational programs; (10) role of federal, state, and tribal government; (11) racial bias and stereotypes on personal and institutional levels; (12) standards and testing; (13) early childhood education programs; (14) urban and public school education; (15) adult basic education; (16) special education, Chapter 1, and other special services; and (17) data collection and research. This document contains various statistics on Native American enrollment, dropout rates, educational attainment, and academic achievement. (SV)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Hearings, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Racial Bias, Teacher Education, Tribes
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Indian Nations At Risk Task Force.
Identifiers: Indian Nations At Risk Task Force; Tribally Controlled Education
Note: Indian Nations At Risk Task Force hearings held in Juneau, AK (July 16, 1990); Billings, MT (August 20); Seattle, WA (September 5); Phoenix, AR (September 12); Oklahoma City, OK (September 17-18); St. Paul, MN (September 21); and Cherokee, NC (October 2, 1990). For related documents, see ED 339 587-588, RC 018 537-538.