ERIC Number: ED257596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight of the Indian Education Act. Hearing before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on Oversight of the Indian Education Act (Phoenix, AZ, December 6, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
The Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs met in Phoenix, Arizona, to hear the testimony of tribal witnesses in order to obtain tribal participation in the committee's national Indian policy. Thirty-seven representatives of tribal education organizations spoke about the Title IV programs of the Indian Education Act and the elementary and secondary education programs of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). In general, testimony concerned the need for continued and increased funding to insure equal educational opportunities for Native American students and the relationships among public, contract, and BIA programs for Indian students. Topics included the impact of parent participation and cultural education components of Title IV, school attendance boundaries, school closure and consolidation, the poor condition of BIA facilities, and the need to attract and retain qualified BIA teachers. This report contains the witnesses'summary remarks before the committee followed by their complete prepared statements and other material submitted for the record. The majority of witnesses represented Navajo organizations in Arizona and New Mexico. Other tribes represented included Pueblo, Papago, Hopi, Apache, and Pima. (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Cultural Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Equal Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Financial Support, Parent Participation, Public Schools, Relevance (Education), School Closing, School District Reorganization, School Funds, Supplementary Education, Teacher Recruitment, Tribally Controlled Education, Tribes, Trust Responsibility (Government)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; New Mexico
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Education Act 1972 Title IV