ERIC Number: ED196591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Education: Final Project Report.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
The goals of the Indian Education Project were to identify and discuss the involvement of federal, tribal, and state governments in the education of Indian children and to assist states in fulfilling their responsibilities in Indian education. A task force and other interested legislators, educators, and tribal representatives met regularly throughout the 20-month project to discuss data gathered from prior task forces, court records, seminars, meetings, and a survey of Indian education in five target states: Alaska, Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Besides the final report the task force issued five others dealing with the involvement of federal, state, and tribal governments; problems in need of resolution; selected programs and practices; policy recommendations; and state laws and policies. In addition, the project resulted in significant communication among the many groups concerned with Indian education, the passing by various Indian organizations of resolutions supporting improved Indian education, and specific achievements in the target states. The task force made many advances in the area of interagency cooperation regarding Indian education. They concluded that more time was needed to create a firm advocacy role for Indian education legislation and policy making at the state level. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Control, Coordination, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Responsibility, Federal Indian Relationship, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, State Government, State Legislation
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: Alaska; Minnesota; Montana; Oklahoma; South Dakota