ERIC Number: ED047879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes Toward Indian Culture and Its Incorporation in the School Curriculum: Students, Parents, Teachers, and Community Leaders; Perceptions of Indian Education. The National Study of American Indian Education, Series IV, No. 10, Final Report.
Birchard, Bruce A.
As a part of the Final Report of the National Study of American Indian Education, this document reported on the perceptions and attitudes of Indian students, parents, teachers, and community leaders toward Indian culture and its incorporation in the school curriculum in their respective communities. Attitudes were ascertained using various scales. Results indicated a general consensus among respondents that some aspects of tribal and/or Indian history and/or culture should be taught in the schools in some way. A majority of students and parents also expressed interest in making it possible for children to learn or use the tribal language in school. Indian parents in most communities agreed that their respective schools ignore the Indian or tribal heritage. Aside from these concerns, it was felt by the respondents that the role of the school is to prepare Indian students for employment in the dominant economy and for successful lives in the sociocultural mainstream. (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.