ERIC Number: ED168764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Subcommittee on Indian Education to the Federal Interagency Committee on Education.
Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Washington, DC. Subcommittee on Indian Education.
Five areas concern the Subcommittee on Indian Education for 1979. First, there is lack of coordination at the funding level and the operations level among the many federal agencies and programs involved in providing early childhood education services to Indians. The feasibility of establishing a National Center for Early Childhood Indian Education programs should be explored. Second, there is a backlog of about $900 million (a possibly inaccurate figure) in Indian school construction projects, but the 1979 Administration budget allocation is only $29.5 million. An analysis, with report and recommendations, of fiscal needs for such construction should be completed by December, 1978. Appropriate agencies should support resulting necessary budgets. Third, there is little coordination among federal programs sponsoring Indian education and training or attempting to provide jobs; a review of such programs is necessary. Fourth, to meet the education and training needs of the Indian community, there is a need for expanded research and development efforts with the dissemination of significant findings. The National Institute of Education should analyze all existing federal efforts, noting gaps in research and reviewing the organizational arrangements within concerned agencies. Fifth, efforts should begin immediately to clarify the responsibility of the state to Indian people, as well as certain federal and state jurisdictional ambiguities in funding and control. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Role, American Indian Education, American Indians, Construction Programs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Policy Formation, Problems, Program Evaluation, Schools, Training, Tribes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Washington, DC. Subcommittee on Indian Education.