ERIC Number: ED250137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native Education: Quality in the Classroom.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
In an effort to move concerns of American Indian/Alaska Native education into the general arena of public education, the National Education Association developed six issue papers, each with proposed actions and suggested readings. "Cultural Values Affecting American Indian/Alaska Native Students," focuses on the prevalence of cultural value systems, effect of culture on students, group emphasis, moderation in speech, and noncorporal behavior controls. "Infusion of American Indian/Alaska Native Culture into the Curriculum," discusses student needs and lists specific cultural ideas and activities that can be introduced into 14 subject areas. "Focus on American Indian/Alaska Native Student Concerns," addresses cultural adjustment to school environments, health problems, academic skills, and counseling. "Improving Relations between Schools and American Indian/Alaska Native Communities," considers student, community, school, parent, and teacher interrelationships. "Methodologies Which Affect and Improve the Self-Image of American Indian/Alaska Native Students," considers classroom environment and integrated curricula, emphasizing language arts and teacher-student interaction patterns. "Looking to the Future for American Indian/Alaska Native Students," reviews contemporary trends and forecasts future directions. "The Quest for Quality Education," a booklet designed to raise awareness about the unique situation of American Indian/Alaska Natives with reference to public education is included at the end of the document. (NEC)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Education, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, Self Concept, Student Needs, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.