ERIC Number: ED082874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Menominee Parents and the Education of Menominee Children.
Sherarts, I. Karon; And Others
Eleven Menominee women interviewed 149 Menominee parents whose children attended School A, School B, Middle School, High School, Parochial School, or Miscellaneous (other District 8 Schools) in Minnesota from February to May 1969. Interviewers found most parents very interested in schools, and anxious to participate in the interview, although questions about home life were not always favorably received. Eighty percent of the respondents were females. Most parents (83%) placed a high value on formal education. The emphasis placed on formally teaching Menominee language and culture was not as strong (about 40%). The evaluation report for parents was divided in 10 sections: 1) characteristics of Menominee parents; 2) aspects of family life; 3) attitudes toward formal education; 4) attitudes toward tribal language and culture and formal education; 5) assessment of their contact and influence in school affairs; 6) attitudes toward administration; 7) contact with and evaluation of school administration; 8) school board contact and evaluation; 9) evaluation of school curricula; and 10) aspects "liked" and "disliked" about schools. Nearly all respondents (97%) appeared to have given consideration to the educational needs of their children. (KM)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, American Indians, Aspiration, Board of Education Role, Catholic Schools, Culture, Education, Elementary Education, Family Characteristics, Family Role, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, School Administration, Secondary Education, Values
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.