ERIC Number: ED113083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Variation Plan for Indian Communities.
Roberts, William T.
Government officials must recognize the fact that the diversity among American Indian peoples necessitates Indian control of Indian educational programs. A recent study points out that distributing educational dollars in a manner that will permit greater participation by the beneficiaries increases their opportunities for success. Indian educational programs should be planned in conjunction with the economic programs of a given community. Since the key to designing relevant adult programs is the adaptability of the project to community needs, a reservation based adult vocational program should be designed to meet existing as well as developing labor markets. The Coalition of Indian Controlled School Boards has provided an exemplary teacher training program wherein diversity is handled with a limited amount of funds via community designed program priorities and delivery mechanisms. Among the commonalities which permit a general educational framework are development of language, tribal history, Indianized staff, and reservation based early childhood and college programs. Urban Indian communities should work toward development of Indian oriented programs in the public school system (remedial, tutorial, diagnostic, and cultural) or toward development of alternative schools which meet specific Indian needs. (JC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, College Programs, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, History, Program Development, Rural Areas, School District Autonomy, Social Differences, Urban Areas, Vocational Education
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.
Note: For related documents, see RC 008 769-787, 789-803