ERIC Number: ED194478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Indian Education in the 1980's.
Tonemah, Stuart A.
The needs of American Indian education are many and complex. Basic education needs to be expanded into areas such as gifted and talented, computer education, handicapped education, more diverse vocational programs, adult education, and directed research/dissemination. Efforts should be made to accredit Indian Studies programs, establish a "culturally sensitive site" for education of Indian scholars, and develop programs to maintain the languages and cultures of the tribal people. Federally funded Indian education programs need to move toward service programs rather than pilot projects. There is a need to better coordinate tribal, local, state, and federal funds to meet educational needs. Any future legislation must reiterate the responsibility of the federal government to the Indians. (CMJ)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Computer Science Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Financial Support, Nonreservation American Indians, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Reservation American Indians
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.