ERIC Number: ED162772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Review of the Literature on Educational Needs and Problems of American Indians and Alaska Natives 1971 to 1976; National Indian Education Needs Assessment Project. Research and Evaluation Report Series No. 64:00.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.; National Indian Education Association, Minneapolis, Minn.
Findings from nearly 800 research reports, evaluation studies, needs assessments, dissertations, theses and personal commentaries are included in this review of national Indian educational needs. The sources are dated from 1971 to 1976. Objectives were to: (1) compile a literature review that summarized information about Indian educational needs; (2) include information on specific populations studied; (3) include information on the adequacy of instruments employed, sampling and methodological procedures used, and methods for choosing and training researchers; and (4) note regional differences in data collection techniques. The document is divided into three parts: "Review of the Literature" summarizes findings of eight broad educational areas, e.g., administration, students, and counseling. The first part concludes with a general review of educational needs as indicated by both research studies and personal commentaries. "Summary of Information Gaps in the Knowledge of American Indian Educational Needs" identifies the needs as expressed in the literature and then uses a multilevel classification schema to break them down into tables reflecting needs categories, geocultural regions, and education level. The final section is the bibliography listing the source material. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Aspiration, Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Counseling, Curriculum, Differences, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Needs, Instruction, Literature Reviews, Postsecondary Education, Regional Characteristics, Research Methodology, Self Determination, Special Programs, Students, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.; National Indian Education Association, Minneapolis, Minn.
Note: Reprinted in July, 1978 ; Best Copy Available