ERIC Number: ED194258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Options in Education. Program No. 238-241: Indian Education, Parts One-Four.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
The four half-hour radio programs focused on federally provided public education for American Indians; boarding schools of the past and present and the change to Indian controlled schools; the problem of culture conflict for American Indian college students and graduates; and the special problems of urban Indians, including stereotypes, teacher insensitivity, and isolation from tribal culture. In brief interviews, Indian parents and students, teachers and counselors, administrators and school board members, and program directors and coordinators commented on such topics as course content, curriculum, drug and alcohol use among students, teacher motivation, school and program regulations, religion, myths about Indians, failure and drop out rates, cultural isolation, prejudice, and academic aspiration. The Laguna-Akama (sic) Combined Junior and Senior High School and the Laguna-Akama (sic) Elementary School, both in New Mexico, and the Navajo Community College in Arizona are featured in many interviews. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Cultural Differences, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Failure, Federal Indian Relationship, Government School Relationship, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Self Determination, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Tribes, Urban American Indians
Publication Type: Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.