ERIC Number: ED087574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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11 Programs for Strengthening Navajo Education.
Tonigan, Richard E., Comp; And Others
This monograph describes each of the 11 programs of the Navajo tribe's comprehensive educational plan. It is the Navajo Division of Education's (NDOE) belief that all of these programs will have to be conducted on the Navajo Nation for many years to come; they believe these educational programs are the solution for eradication, or at least substantial reduction, of many of the unfavorable educational conditions which have long plagued the Reservation. After the Tribal Council has approved the comprehensive educational plan, the designing, planning, implementing and continuous updating of the plan will consume most of the time, funds, and efforts of NDOE. The 11 programs contained in the plan vary considerably in scope and in nature, covering broad ranges of educational activities commonly conducted in most states. Describing these 11 programs, the document also gives their currently identifiable sub-components. Examples of the 11 programs are: (1) establishing and operating the Navajo Tribal Education Agency; (2) assessing the educational needs of the Navajos; (3) providing technical assistance to schools, colleges, and communities; (4) increasing the sponsorship and improving the coordination of federally funded educational activities; (5) developing Navajo educational policies and guidelines; and (6) providing training for Navajo school boards. The conclusion of the document is a speech given by Peter MacDonald, Tribal Chairman, on strengthening Navajo education. (FF)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Board of Education Policy, Community Control, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Television, Federal Programs, Program Descriptions, Schools
Navajo Division of Education, The Navajo Tribe, Window Rock, Ariz. 87112 ($6.00)
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Authoring Institution: Navajo Tribe Education Committee, Window Rock, AZ.