ERIC Number: ED196589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Indian Education: Policy Recommendations.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Recognizing the intertwined responsibility of state, federal, local, and tribal governments in the education of Indian children, the Indian Education Project of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) directed 69 recommendations for improving Indian education to these groups and to state and local education agencies, governing boards of education, postsecondary institutions, parents, students, and ECS. In general, the recommendations were intended to: (1) increase educational opportunities for Indian children; (2) increase the numbers of Indian teachers and administrators; (3) inspire increased research efforts regarding Indian education; (4) clarify related policy statements and legislation; (5) improve communication between Indians and non-Indians; (6) increase the involvement of colleges and universities in the effective training of Indian and non-Indian teachers and administrators who are likely to work with Indian children; (7) strengthen the commitment of the federal government to Indian education; (8) strengthen state support of Indian education through legislation and funding; and (9) improve the support of state and local education agencies for Indian education. The report justifies and explains each recommendation. (SB/Author)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Responsibility, Equal Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Minority Group Teachers, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, School Districts, State Boards of Education, State Government, State Legislation, Students, Teacher Education, Tribes
Publications Dept., Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, 1860 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80295 ($3.00, $0.30 ea. additional copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: For related documents, see RC 012 401-402, RC 012 404-405 and ED 194 290.