ERIC Number: ED188828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the National Conference on American Indian Community Education (1st, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 23-25, 1979).
New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.
Representatives of Indian tribes from across the nation attended an April, 1979, Center for American Indian Community Education Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attempt to define community education in an American Indian context. The conference was organized around a modified Delphi Process and all attendees were urged to participate. Participants produced a large body of data and ideas in six forums concerning Indian Community Education (ICE), resources, activities, school and community roles, manpower training needs, and implementing ICE. Among other things participants felt that: important ICE resources included the community itself and the schools; a basic premise of success is essential to ICE; recreation is a significant part of the educational process; and the school must be an integral part of the community for which it develops resources. The conference held implications for the future, including the need for greater awareness of Indian needs on the part of funding sources; program development and implementation; higher federal funding priority for ICE programs; and expanded use of school facilities. Results of a needs assessment questionnaire completed by participants indicated that on-the-job training, alternative education programs, basic English language skills, funding knowledge and recreational activities were foremost concerns. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Education, Community Resources, Community Role, Educational Finance, Educational Philosophy, Educational Resources, Labor Force Development, Learning Activities, Needs Assessment, Recreation, School Community Relationship, School Role, Tribes
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.