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ERIC Number: ED047837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 16
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Social Studies in BIA Schools, A Position Paper.
Harriger, Max F.
Goals for the social studies programs for Indian children in Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools are identified as (1) helping the child to comprehend his experiences and to find meaning in life, (2) preparing him to participate effectively in the dynamics of his society, and (3) assisting each person in understanding the analytical processes and problem-solving tools developed by scholars in the social sciences. Criticisms of the social studies programs have stemmed from inconsistencies evidenced by "what is claimed for social studies" as opposed to "what our Indian students and research people say is being accomplished in this area." Thus, new directions for social studies include structure based upon a conceptual framework that draws from all the social sciences, concepts introduced at an earlier age, improved teaching methods, more and better media, and attention to the modes of inquiry, skills, and treatment of data. In keeping with this, the Washington office of BIA is committed to the assistance of areas, agencies, and local schools in implementation of new and better social studies programs. (LS)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Div. of Curriculum Development and Review.