ERIC Number: ED160278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-6
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the 9th Annual Convention of the National Indian Education Association (St. Paul, Minnesota, November 6-10, 1977).
National Indian Education Association, Minneapolis, Minn.
The proceedings focus on delivery of educational services to American Indians today; educational policies and legislation are priority topics. The keynote address by the education advisor, White House Domestic Council, centers on the federal role in Indian education, dealing specifically with three major administration educational policies--restored funding for educational programs, improved delivery of educational services, and guaranteed quality of education. The convention report contains a panel presentation on "learning from yesterday for tomorrow" in Indian education and an address by the Commissioner of Education, U.S. Office of Education, on the Indian Education Act. Other paper topics include the role of a tribal education division, American Indian postsecondary education, Bureau of Indian Affairs special education line item appropriations, past failures by teachers and schools, white backlash impacts, adult education, the future, higher education financial aids, a model bilingual-bicultural teacher education program (Mississippi State University), parental involvement, Indian postsecondary preparatory academies, tribal sovereignty, and self-determination. There are resolutions on employment, appropriations, financial aids, education (adult, vocational, bilingual, higher, special), government agencies/programs, alcoholism, and drug abuse. (RS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Self Determination, Special Education, Teachers, Trust Responsibility (Government), Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Indian Education Association, Minneapolis, Minn.