ERIC Number: ED057949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Teachers of American Indian Children: Attitudes Toward Their Own and Other Cultures. A Position Paper.
Wax, Murray L.; Walker, Deward E., Jr.
Several aspects of the attitudes held by teachers of American Indian children toward their own and other cultures need to be studied. Recommended research topics along these lines include: (1) a study of the teacher subculture where teachers of Indian pupils live in a distinct enclave, with emphasis upon characteristic attitudes toward Indians generally and pupils particularly and the daily experiences and interactions that maintain and strengthen these attitudes; (2) a study of the social situation of teachers of Indian pupils in an integrated school in a small town or city, with emphasis upon attitudes of teachers and their social interaction in the community; (3) a study of the attitudes of the supervisory force of penal reformatory institutions toward Indian inmates, toward Indian society and culture, and toward American society and its cultures; and (4) a study of the attitudes of teachers toward Indian pupils in urban situations where Indian pupils are a small minority among other minority groups. It is recommended that the strategy of participant observation be employed for these studies, preferably at 2 or 3 sites wherein a series of small interrelated subprojects could be implemented. (LS)
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Sponsor: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
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