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ERIC Number: ED124360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-23
Pages: 11
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Future Directions for the BIA Role in Indian Education.
Warren, Dave
American Indian education must be viewed in the context of: environments and their effect upon education (external environments, psychological environments, etc.); the trends and movements affecting Indian education (self-determination, local control, revenue sharing, economic development, etc.); agencies and other factors determining the direction of Indian educational reform (Federal funding, national policy, Federal trust responsibility, professional research, etc.). Based upon assessment of these factors, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) must consider programs and program objectives that provide for: inventories of human and material resources that are tribal specific and take into account local, state, and national factors; clarification of internal and external cultural factors affecting educational design; recognition of the assets and limitations of local program capabilities; development of rapid access to existing inventories of human and material resources. Likewise, legislation must be evaluated in terms of: facilitating rapid needs assessments; recognizing alternatives; developing sensitive and multi-disciplinary research programs; organizing research information. These goals could be accomplished via a Federal interagency council (research/development support for new legislation) and by use of multi-disciplinary teams in the regional BIA agencies. (JC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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