ERIC Number: ED093538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Student Rights and Responsibilities Programs. Research and Evaluation Report Series No. 25.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.
Student rights encompass all specific rights which the courts recognize as being vested in students. These may be derived from applicable Federal, State, and/or local laws, including school regulations. On June 22, 1973, an ad hoc committee (50 percent American Indian) was convened in Albuquerque, New Mexico to review a special report form prepared for evaluating Indian student rights and responsibilities. The committee was concerned with the organization of these codes and their compliance with local, State, and Federal legal and technical requirements. The form was distributed to 33 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) secondary schools and dormitories, 20 of which responded. This paper discusses the philosophical extent of student rights and the past and present status of rights and responsibilities in BIA and non-BIA schools. Some findings are: almost all schools have some type of written handbook or guide; 3/4 have some type of grievance procedure; and all but three apply the Interim Procedure for student expulsions. The appendixes, which comprise the bulk of the document, give: references to BIA school management policies and disciplinary procedures; the constitution for BIA high schools operated within the Navajo area; the report form sent to the schools; a roster of the schools; information relative to the Phoenix Meeting on Student Rights and Responsibilities; and a bibliography of reports related to Indian student rights prepared within the past three years. (NQ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.