ERIC Number: ED113080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Training Needs of Indian Parent Advisory Committees.
Having been accused of being "rubber stamp" committees and having experienced racial hostilities and cultural frustrations in other programs, the American Indian parent advisory committees established under Title IV of the Indian Education Act of 1972 need training. Urban training programs for advisory committee parents should be developed with the following considerations in mind: (1) no one school usually serves all Indians; (2) numerous Indian parents cannot afford the expense of traveling across town to meetings; (3) an outreach effort on the part of school officials is needed to convince parents that they are wanted for input into Title IV program efforts; (4) school personnel will be ineffective unless they work on an equal basis with Indian parents in program development; (5) constructive relationships must be built upon mutual understanding between parents and educators; (6) factional groups in urban communities range from very conservative to militant. Specific training program suggestions include: (1) repeated clarification of Title IV regulations; (2) explanation of the valuable relationship between short- and long-range goals; (3) a major emphasis on basic school functions; (4) thorough explanation of the art of teaching as relative to different child rearing practices. Rural training programs should emphasize alleviation of high turnover rates. (JC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, American Indians, Cultural Interrelationships, Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction, Parents, Program Administration, Rural Areas, School Personnel, Training, Urban Areas
Not available separately, see RC 008 779. ERIC/CRESS, Box 3AP, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 (on loan)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Navajo Community Coll., Tsaile, AZ.; American Indian Resource Associates, Oglala, SD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Indian Education Act 1972