ERIC Number: ED182091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Purpose, Proceedings, and Priorities of the "State of the Art" Convocation on American Indian Education (Denver, Colorado, August 13-14, 1979).
National Indian Education Association, Minneapolis, Minn.
A state-of-the-art convocation brought together a select group of 30 American Indian leaders to discuss national goals for American Indian education. The conference was held in order to clarify the role of the National Indian Education Association, to unify the major national organizations and agencies involved in Indian education, and to formulate research and development needs. The conference produced 48 specific objectives related to four broad goals: (1) improving the quality of education for American Indian children and adults, (2) establishing an inter-organizational alliance to improve communication about all issues affecting Indian education, (3) informing the states of the special status, legal rights, and sovereignty of Indian tribes and reservations, and (4) promoting research by American Indian educators leading to improved educational methods and materials for American Indian students. The conference resulted in a national strategy for Indian education, unique in the fact that Indian people are totally responsible for all aspects of that strategy. Appendices contain the conference proposal and agenda, a directory of participants and the agencies they represent, and the agenda and minutes of the conference planning session. (JH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cooperative Planning, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Federal Indian Relationship, Leadership, National Organizations, Organizational Communication, Self Determination, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: National Indian Education Association, Minneapolis, Minn.