ERIC Number: ED085147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-20
Reference Count: 0
Clash of Cultures: A Report of the Institute on "The American Indian Student in Higher Education" (Saint Lawrence University, July 10-28, 1972).
Sandstrom, Roy H., Ed.
The report on The American Indian Student in Higher Education acts as a guide for Indian students and as a resource for educators. The practical objectives of this Institute could be broadly defined as the transmission of a sensitivity for the special problems of prospective Indian students in gaining entrance to any one of a variety of educational institutions and successfully completing the course study. Specific problems which were given attention include admissions, financial aid, counseling, developmental education, curriculum reform and Native American studies, continuing and adult education, vocational education, and teacher education programs. The report emphasizes the preeminent need for developing multicultural teacher education. Teacher training which develops a sensitivity to Native American concerns might be the key to the improvement of Indian education. Three model teacher training programs and the recommendations of the teacher education workshop committee are given as guides for the development of improved programs at teacher colleges. The report also conveys an overall knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary Indian culture, life experience, and conflicts with the dominant society. (FF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Xerox Corp., Rochester, NY.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY.
Note: Related document is ED060973