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ERIC Number: ED073900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-29
Pages: 30
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Theoretical Construct of the Ideal School System for American Indians... Kindergarten Through Life.
Locke, Patricia
Hypothetical educational models for American Indians that would utilize education as a social instrument to reinforce tribal value systems are proposed. Models of programs for preschool through higher education are discussed in terms of administration and faculty, curricula, and methodology. Tribal values are advocated throughout the paper, and to carry out these values it is suggested that school administrators, supportive staff, teachers, and teacher aides should be tribal members. Course content in the ideal Indian primary and elementary school would cover tribal history and social studies and the arts, philosophy, and religion of the tribe--as well as multicultural curricula from the 4th grade on. At the secondary level, classes would be open, students would participate in the tribe's "school on wheels," and the curricula would offer courses in both Indian and white studies. The higher education system for Indians would include at least one national Indian university with appropriate graduate schools, institutes, and centers and teacher training and vocational programs at 9 non-Indian universities and at Indian community colleges. A chart of simple causes and effects of non-Indian educational and institutional systems lists 8 outcomes at progressive levels in the educational system. (FF)
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Note: Paper presented at the Native American Teacher Corps Conference (Denver, Colorado, April 26-29, 1973)