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ERIC Number: ED125831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 39
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An Observation: Historical Review of Indian Education.
Gordon, Ruby D.
Presenting an historical review of American Indian education, this document includes the following: (1) Introduction (identifies the educational anthropologist as one who investigates the learner's and the educator's cultural orientation to better facilitate the continuity of educational content and method); (2) Definition of Terms (culture, anthropology, and education); (3) Historical Background to Indian Education (the initial philosophy of assimilation and the General Allotment Act; the turning point in Indian education via the Meriam Report of 1928 and the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934; the reactionary movement of the 1950's and the Federal Termination Act; and the activities stimulated by the "War on Poverty" in the 1960's); (4) Indian Education: 1965 to the Present (the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964; the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; the Indian Education Act of 1972; the Coleman Report of 1965 and the concepts of cultural alienation and middle class values; the MacLean Review of 1972 and the statistics of deprivation; the role of the Bureau of Indian Affairs); (5) Cultural Identity in Representative Indian Groups (Hopi and Papago); (6) Anthropology and Indian Education; (7) Conclusion (anthropological concepts should be included in all curricula to a far greater degree). (JC)
Publication Type: Books
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