ERIC Number: ED087597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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California Indian Education Association Report on the Fifth Annual State Conference and Workshop (San Diego, California, October 8-10, 1971).
Cooper, Gwen, Ed.; And Others
The California Indian Education Association has held American Indian education workshops in conjunction with its annual conferences since its inception in 1967. The report of this 5th annual meeting reflected many of the frustrations that Indians face in their contact with society, particularly in the educational system. The frustrations of Indian people became evident in each of the separate responses of the Indians in the various seminars, speeches, presentations, art exhibits, etc., and in the total realm of the various activities at this conference and the 2 Indian education workshops for non-Indian teachers. The first workshop, held in October 1971, focused on the historical and cultural aspects of Indian education. The second (February 1972) included a visit by the class of teachers to reservations within San Diego County. The information in this handbook, complete with useful appendices (e.g., Indian resource people) should serve as a model to both Indian and non-Indian communities. The 6 goals of these workshops were to (1) define and outline the needs of Indian education to participants; (2) assess the current status of projects implemented over the past 4 years in Indian education; (3) stimulate a positive commitment for action from the participants on behalf of achieving stated goals; (4) provide opportunities for broadened awareness through experimental learning; (5) stress a viable Indian culture; and (6) provide a continuation of opportunities for the participants' further development. (FF)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, American Indian Languages, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Conference Reports, Cultural Background, Culture Conflict, Educational Needs, Handicrafts, History, Nonreservation American Indians, School Community Relationship, Social Integration, Social Values, State Federal Aid, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Workshops
California Indian Education Association, P.O. Box 4095, Modesto, Calif. 95352 ($3.50)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Indian Education Association, Modesto.