ERIC Number: ED094898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Indians of Saskatchewan. A Report by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians. Volume III.
Sikand, Jack, Comp.; And Others
The study was undertaken by the Educational Task Force established by the Saskatchewan Chiefs' Conference, March 1970. The Indians, representing 67 bands, expressed their concern about the apathy of Indian children to school programs, dropouts, and the near absence of Indian students in universities. Another concern was that of the Canadian Government restructuring the educational system which would cause the Indians to lose the control they had of the schools. This third volume covers four of nine research areas: (1) dropouts, (2) student performance indicators, (3) instructional resources available for the education of Indian students in Saskatchewan, and (4) values and attitudes. Part 1 describes dropout characteristics, finding that respondents do not drop out because of discrimination, loneliness, or communication problems, although these exist; rather, a direct dislike for school was the most common reason for withdrawal. In Part 2, the quality of the educational program actually delivered to Indian students was analyzed. Part 3 determined whether Federal schools and joint schools can be differentiated with respect to the context of instruction, generally concluding that these schools are comparable for available professional and physical resources. Part 4 attempts to define and evaluate the purposes of Indian education in Saskatchewan, delineating the goals of education as Indian people perceive them and evaluating the Indian education system for the implicit and explicit goals of the Indian people. (KM)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Attitudes, Behavior Patterns, Community Attitudes, Dropouts, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Federal Programs, Program Evaluation, Resources, Student Needs, Tribes, Values
Federation of Saskatchewan Indians, 1402 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 57K1V4 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Coll., Saskatoon.
Identifiers - Location: Canada