ERIC Number: ED260869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Public School Administration on Indian Reservations.
Tippeconnic, John W., III
In addition to presenting a brief picture of the public school administrator on an Indian reservation, this digest identifies some issues and problems, suggests ways for administrators to deal with those problems, and provides possible resources which can be of assistance. After citing public school enrollment at 176,000 Indian students attending 800 public schools on or near reservations, special challenges faced by the administrator are described. Some challenges include the additional responsibilities of working on or near reservations, isolation of some communities, staffing problems due to isolation, community interaction and communication, integration of language and cultural education into the regular curriculum, understanding the impact of federal policy, and understanding tribal policy. Educational standards, funding, public relations, staffing, and student attendance are identified as major issues. Recomendations emphasize analyzing these issues from educational, economic, political, and cultural perspectives. Special resources available are cited including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Education, national organizations, journals, the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, and the Bilingual Clearinghouse. (PM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.