ERIC Number: ED190280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
"Heart Beat" of Our Nation: Red School House Information Booklet - 1979.
Lyons, Naomi, Ed.
Founded in 1972 by the Twin Cities Indian community, the Red School House is an Indian designed alternative to education in the public schools that involves Indian community participation and control, a culturally based curriculum, and the encouragement of student self-awareness, confidence, and pride. In 1976 the school was named by the U.S. Office of Education as 1 of the 10 model Indian schools in the country. Averaging between 90 to 150 pupils, the school includes grades from pre-school through senior high. Academic achievement of the students has been equal to or greater than that of Indian and non-Indian peers attending public schools. Education opportunities for adults are also offered, including preparation for high school diplomas as well as a higher education program for upgrading job performance for teachers and others working with Indian youth. This information booklet discusses the school's history, philosophy, and structure as well as such areas as social services, sports activities, a typical school day, and higher education programs. A section on demography discusses the situation of Indian nations within the cities. Because the school publishes many of its curriculum materials, the booklet also describes the activities and some of the publications of its Indian Country Press. (DS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Community Control, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education, Parent School Relationship, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), School Organization, School Role, Self Determination, Tribes, Urban American Indians, Values
Indian Country Press, 560 Van Buren, St. Paul, MN 55103 ($2.50 ea., 15% quantity discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Red School House, St. Paul, Minn.