ERIC Number: ED051074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
School Personnel Preparation for American Indians: Present State and Needed Steps.
Burdin, Joel L., Ed.; And Others
This publication consists of papers presented at w workshop held at Arizona State University in Tempe to discuss problems concerned with both inservice and preservice training of teachers to work with American Indian children. Discussions centered around two major areas: the problems involved in proper training of the teachers and suggested solutions to these problems. The problems discussed include 1) teacher characteristics, school characteristics, cultural differences, the system, and selection and recruitment of teachers. Hopkins Smith outlines several criteria for the selection of teachers for Indians. Joe S. Sando identifies the stages of acculturation and stresses the need to move beyond these: 1) bewilderment and frustration concerning Indian culture; 2) rejection of Indian society; and 3) semi-acculturation, with the beginning of pride in Indian culture. Lyal Holder provides a conceptualization of what he believes to be effective in training teachers for Indians. Willard Bass lists 20 selected problems, along with the comments on the research and/or development needed in each area, and demonstrates a strong concern about teacher attitudes. Finally, selected excerpts from "The Education of Indian Children and Youth" by Robert J. Havighurst discuss the goals of Indian education, the quality of teachers and administrators, and recommendations for curriculum, career development, college and post high school education, Indians in the urban school system, and finance. The introduction by Everett D. Edington and overview by Joel L. Burdin provide summaries of the workshop and the problems of Indian education respectively. (MBM)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Biculturalism, Cultural Differences, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Selection
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Note: Paper prepared at writers' conference organized by the ERIC Clearinghouses on Teacher Education and Rural Education and Small Schools, Fall 1970