ERIC Number: ED148524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Public Hearings on Native American Vocational Education (November, 1976-January, 1977). NACVE Task Force on Native American Vocational Education.
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.; National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC. Task Force on Native American Vocational Education.
Summarizing hearing procedures and findings, this document includes testimony presented at hearings conducted by the Task Force on Native American Vocational Education. Held between late 1976 and early 1977 at Rapid City, South Dakota; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Seattle, Washington; and Washington, D.C.; these hearings address the current status of Indian vocational education under the provisions of the Education Amendments of 1976 (PL 94-482). Major findings are presented as follows: there are two types of facilities needed--schools on or very near the reservations and area schools which can serve small tribes or a group of tribes; there is a critical need in elementary through adult education programs for information regarding options in employment and student assessment of interests and aptitudes; and until other segments of education are improved, vocational education programs will have to include components of remedial reading, wriLing, and computation. Major Task Force recommendations are represented as follows: that the legislation be amended to require the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to match vocational education funds appropriated via the U.S. Office of Education (USOE); that the BIA and USOE share the responsibility for administering and monitoring these funds; that the USOE and BIA provide technical assistance to tribes submitting proposals under this legislation; that proposal evaluation criteria consider the special needs of the diverse populations to be served; and that tribes determine their own education priorities. (JC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Role, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Career Awareness, Counseling, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Facilities, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Geographic Location, Hearings, Information Dissemination, Needs Assessment, Synthesis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.; National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC. Task Force on Native American Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1976