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ERIC Number: ED250137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 90
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.