ERIC Number: ED115407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
School Management Options for American Indians.
Streiff, Paul R.
In response to the Presidential/Secretarial Educational Objective of 1975 which called for a statement from American Indian communities relative to their educational management preferences, the Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP) established a program for gathering and disseminating educational management options to Indian people. A seven program series was developed by OIEP which included the following: (1) Introduction to the Series: Management Decisions in Indian Education; (2) Selecting Educational Goals and Assessing Educational Needs; (3) The Federal School; (4) The Public School; (5) The Tribal-Private School; (6) The Combination School; and (7) Another Look: It's Your Move (a review of all options). While 78 schools participated in the FY 1975 project, there has been a reluctance to officially determine community preferences as some people see the right to no decision as inherent in the definition of self-determination. Other Indian people are simply generally suspicious of any government program, believing the only real option to be that of the contract school which is perceived as just another avenue toward termination. Employing a more gradual approach to the transition period and allowing for an Indian definition of self-determination, the OIEP has extended the Objective through FY 1976 and has added 30 more schools to the project. (JC)
Descriptors: Administration, American Indians, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Federal Government, Information Dissemination, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Public Schools
National Educational Laboratory Publishers, Inc., 813 Airport Boulvard, Austin, Texas 78702 (Stock No. EC-030; $3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.