ERIC Number: ED176903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Culture Master Plan. A Master Plan for Enriching the Background of Public School Personnel in Native American Cultures.
Montana State Board of Education, Helena.
Recognizing that the cultural and historical contributions of Native Americans should be part of the basic education of all citizens in the state, the 1974 Montana legislature directed that an Indian Culture Master Plan be devised to enrich the background of all public school teachers. The plan was to provide means by which all public school teachers within 10 years would receive training in Indian studies and all public schools would be provided with a program of study that included American Indian history, culture, sociology, and values as seen by Indians. The resolution further called for participation of Indian people in the preparation and presentation of programs. Kenneth Harwood, a Blackfoot Indian, was appointed to investigate methods for implementation; assisting him was a statewide advisory committee of 45 members. Their study resulted in a series of seventeen recommendations that were incorporated into the Indian Culture Master Plan. The plan itself includes recommendations on program guidelines, funding, compliance procedures, media materials, bilingual and bicultural programs, and affirmative action. Appendices list the names and addresses of those serving on the advisory committee, the 17 recommendations of Harwood's Indian Studies Project, recommendations on Native Americans and postsecondary education, and guidelines for teacher training. (DS)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, College Curriculum, College Programs, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Programs, Master Plans, Postsecondary Education, Public School Teachers, Public Schools, State Legislation, State Programs, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Board of Education, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana