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ERIC Number: ED086414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-28
Pages: 13
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American Indian Education: Separation, Amalgamation, or What?
Zephier, Richard
This essay examines American Indian education from a historical perspective and analyzes the role of the school as an institution in an Indian community. Since the arrival of the white man in America, Indians have faced a world of cultural conflict. Throughout the history of Indian education, their values and way of life have been demeaned. The Indian people and the U.S. government are presently going through the era of self-determination for Indian people. If the Indian is to control the education of his children, he will be faced with the responsibility of determining the direction for that pedagogy. The following are 3 divisions of culture that exist in and characterize the Indian community, and that will be influential in directing that community's system: (1) the traditionalists or conservatives; (2) the moderates or biculturalists; and (3) the progressives. This essay emphasizes community control, by Indian people, of Indian schools. (FF)
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