ERIC Number: ED057942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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Suggested Research and Development Needs and Priorities in Higher Education for American Indians. A Position Paper.
There is question as to the relevance and effectiveness of education that American Indians receive via the present non-Indian American educational system. If the system is irrelevant and ineffective, ways must be tried to discover alternative plans, systems, and processes in Indian education. As part of the process of trying to discover alternatives in Indian education, it is suggested that projects combining research and demonstration be developed to explore the Indian value system, the Indian culture, and Indian parent participation. A research and demonstration project involving 12 institutions of higher learning in the Southwest is thus suggested; this project should have a strong research component to which the policy makers, administrators, faculties, Indian students, and Indian parents are fully committed. The demonstration aspect of the suggested project should be designed and developed strictly by the participating institutions of higher education, but the development and implementation should be dominated by Indian students and parents. The students and parents should develop a 4-year curriculum which is indigenous to the Indian student and his community. The curriculum should be developed and built upon the Indian value system, Indian culture, and Indian life style. This should result in innovations which are relevant to the Indian educational system. (LS)
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Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.