ERIC Number: ED039082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Design of the Study. National Study of American Indian Education, Series IV, No. 1.
Havighurst, Robert J.
A national fact-finding study on the education of American Indians, with financing under the Basic Research Program of the U. S. Office of Education, resulted from the National Research Conference on Indian Education held at Pennsylvania State University in May of 1967. Indians were involved in planning of the study, and Indian personnel were employed in field work and analysis of data. The 2 basic aspects of the study were an extensive survey to summarize the present status of American Indian education and an intensive field study of educational systems of 25 to 30 communities. In addition, 3 self-studies of educational needs and problems made by Indian communities and data from previous research studies were included. The field study was performed by research teams located in 6 universities and consisted of collecting information on students and schools by observation of the school and its relation to the community and by interviews with students, parents, teachers, and community leaders. Social-psychological questionnaires were also administered to students and teachers. Six series of papers and monographs will result from the study. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.