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ERIC Number: ED082882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-4
Pages: 54
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The Institute of American Indian Arts Background Information (Task One of the Transition Evaluation). Background Paper.
Tippeconnic, John W., Jr.
The paper, prepared as Task One of the Institute of American Indian Arts Transition Evaluation, provides pertinent background information about the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A brief history of the Institute is given, with information about its philosophy and purpose; objectives; organization and administration; the high school, post graduate, and counseling and guidance programs; the student body; admission policy; recruitment program; student government; educational performance; staff; facilities; budget; major accomplishments; and past problems. The 1969 and 1970 evaluations, which are the 2 most comprehensive evaluations done, are included in the appendices. The 1970 evaluation is given in its entirety. Recommendations are given for art instruction, guidance and counseling, and administration. Among these are: (1) more emphasis should be placed on traditional Indian art instruction to instill in students a greater pride in preserving their cultural traditions and crafts; (2) the school should give a greater priority to its public relations work; and (3) a professionally trained psychologist with an understanding of cultural differences should be added to the staff. Data are given for age and grade, tribes and reservations, and reasons for dropouts. (NQ)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.