ERIC Number: ED086395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May
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A Plan for Indian Parent Involvement in South Dakota Day Schools.
Peters, Donald C.
The purposes of this study were to (1) gain insight into some of the reasons for the attitude of the American Indian parent toward their child's school progress through a review of influential historical factors; (2) determine the degree and the effect of parental interest today; and (3) make recommendations and suggestions for improving parent involvement in the school. The method used included a review of the current available literature. Additional information was obtained through interviews with Education Professions Development Act Indian panel members and parents of school age children on South Dakota reservations. Most teachers felt that Indian homes do little to assist the school in encouraging attendance and attention to schoolwork, and therefore better communication must be established between school and parent. An active advertising campaign to increase parental interest in the Indian schools was needed. The schools needed to become active in all local, county, and state competition in academic and recreational activities. Several recommendations were presented, e. g., changing the teaching methods and classroom setting to accommodate Indian learning styles by teaching Sioux language, nature lore, moral values, and by bringing the Indian point of view into the classroom. (FF)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Attendance Patterns, Day Schools, Dropouts, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Research Projects, School Community Relationship
Inter-Library Loan, Northern State College, Aberdeen, South Dakota
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Identifiers - Location: South Dakota