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ERIC Number: ED041667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 122
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Administrators' Opinions and Attitudes Concerning the Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo Schools' Responsibility in Providing Education for Navajo Exceptional Children.
Mestas, Leonard Joseph
The Navajo Reservation (which covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah and is approximately 24,000 square miles) was studied in terms of the special-education needs of all exceptional Navajo children enrolled (1969-70) and served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in elementary schools of various types. The study involved getting questionnaire responses from reservation administrators of 57 BIA-administered schools and from 10 agency administrators. Attitudes were investigated by a 33-item questionnaire as to responsibility of the BIA school, responsibility of special education, pupil-placement plan, per-pupil teacher norm, and internal administrative responsibility. Administrators agreed that BIA should assume more responsibility in administering programs for exceptional children and that institutions should be responsible for deaf, blind, subtrainable, mentally retarded, and preschool blind children. The 6-part questionnaire is appended. (EL)
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