ERIC Number: ED194259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Conference on the Educational and Occupational Needs of American Indian Women (Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 12-13, 1976).
National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Twenty-one American Indian women, selected from state and federal government agencies, professional and research organizations, and academic institutions, began by discussing 10 background papers (presented here in revised form) dealing with: the employment and educational status of American Indian women; the interaction of sex roles and culture in schools; the impact of boarding schools; the effect of tribal-to-urban transition; health problems and the role of American Indian women in health care; foster care and adoption of American Indian children; organizing American Indian women; and factors involved in determining educational needs. Three main issues evolved from the discussions: the lack of accurate research information on American Indian women; the impact of the federal-Indian relationship on the socialization, education, and occupational choices of American Indian women; and the need for more realistic assessment of the educational and occupational needs of American Indian women and of programs to address those needs. Participants reached consensus on 21 recommendations regarding: research topics and methodology; educational policy, programs, and finance; federal hiring practices; and strengthening family structure. Many of these recommendations, still current after four years, are beyond the scope of the National Institute of Education, hence the publication of the proceedings for wider distribution. (SB)
Descriptors: Adoption, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Employment Level, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Structure, Federal Indian Relationship, Females, Foster Homes, Health, Higher Education, Nonreservation American Indians, Research Needs, Sex Role, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see RC 012 319.