ERIC Number: ED196590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Education: An Overview of State Laws and Policies.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
In order to acquaint Indian and non-Indian educators, legislators, and other concerned individuals with the status of Indian education in all 50 states, data has been gathered regarding policy statements that are under consideration or have already been implemented by state boards of education and state legislation, appropriations, and resolutions that have affected Indian education. California, Michigan, Montana, New York, South Dakota, and Washington have created clear guidelines for use by local education agencies (LEA's) to improve and expand educational opportunities for Indian children and employment opportunities for Indian teachers and administrators. In contrast to the limited nature of most state legislation, several states have recently enacted significant Indian education laws. These include far-reaching bills such as California's 1974 Senate Bill No. 2264 to establish Indian Education Centers; Minnesota's 1977 American Indian Language and Culture Education Act; and Wisconsin's 1979 bill to establish an American Indian Language and Culture Education Board. Seventeen States have bureaus of Indian education within the state department of education but 13 states have not passed any Indian education legislation or Indian-related statutes. Recommendations to improve Indian education are directed to state legislators and governors, state board and education agencies, LEA's, colleges and universities, and the federal government. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Equal Education, State Boards of Education, State Legislation, State Surveys
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Location: California; Michigan; Minnesota; Montana; New York; South Dakota; Washington; Wisconsin