ERIC Number: ED345892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Indian-American Education in Michigan.
Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
This report presents the recommendations for improving American Indian education made by the Michigan State Superintendent of Schools' Special Native American Advisory Committee. The recommendations were made based on the committee's study of the educational condition of American Indians in Michigan and the federal Indian education programs. Some policy recommendations involve: (1) developing a policy statement regarding Indian education; (2) involving American Indians at all levels; (3) identifying and disseminating information about effective school practices in American Indian education; (4) increasing participation of American Indian children in preschool programs; and (5) reviewing disproportionate representation of American Indians in alternative education programs. Recommendations for activities that require funding include: (1) creating a position of Director of American Indian Education; (2) establishing a position for a staff person within the Office of Higher Education Management Services who would work to improve American Indians' access to post-secondary education; (3) providing various grants for model programs addressing the American Indian community, tribal relations, higher education, coordination of services, teacher education for American Indians, and gifted programs for American Indians; and (4) funding the development of American Indian curriculum materials. Appendix A provides a history of Indian education in Michigan. Appendix B profiles Michigan Indians. Appendix C presents the "Issue Priority Questionnaire" and results from public meetings and mail-in responses. Appendix D contains tables of Michigan Department of Education data. Appendix E summarizes recent federal initiatives in American Indian education. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Note: Tables in Appendix E (35 pages) will copy poorly.