ERIC Number: ED027102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-16
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Education. Annual Report, 1967-1968.
Lindemuth, Robert G.
The annual report on the Indian Education Program of the State of Washington provides a breakdown of the distribution of Johnson-O'Malley funds to the various districts for the fiscal year 1968, and a summary of expenditures during the 1967-68 school year. Several programs have been undertaken in attempts to meet the needs of Indian students. Among these are counseling and home visitation programs which stress contact with the home in an effort to retain students in school; lunch and breakfast programs which provide free or reduced-price meals; and categorical aid to meet special needs of Indian children. Another plan is to provide sensitivity training for teachers and teachers' aides with emphasis on providing opportunities for Indian children to take pride in their culture and background and to develop in a well-adjusted manner. The recommendations for providing equal opportunities for Indian children include (1) increasing communication between Indians and whites at all levels, (2) recognizing and teaching the Indians' cultural background, (3) developing the Indian reservations economically, (4) intensifying preschool training programs in order to attack the principal learning obstacles, and (5) sponsoring more research on Indian education. Tables and illustrations are included in the report. (CM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Johnson O Malley Act