ERIC Number: ED341524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Indian Nations At Risk Task Force and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education Joint Issues Sessions Proceedings. Annual Conference of the National Indian Education Association (22nd, San Diego, California, October 15-16, 1990).
National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Indian Nations At Risk Task Force.
The Indian Nations At Risk Task Force and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) held joint sessions to hear testimony on important issues in American Indian education. This document presents statements given at 15 topical sessions and 3 additional sessions held for special groups. The 15 topics addressed were: teaching Native language and culture; academic achievement of Native American students and the failure of the education system; dropout prevention; teacher and administrator training, recruitment, and retention; substance abuse prevention; early childhood education; elementary schools and parent participation; middle schools and high schools and the question of boarding schools versus public schools; special education for handicapped, learning disabled, gifted, and talented; higher education, tribal colleges, and academic persistence; adult and vocational technical education; using computers, video technology, or other instructional technologies; education of urban American Indians; parent participation and empowerment; and partnerships of schools, tribes, communities, parents, and businesses. The three additional sessions were as follows: (1) a special session for elders to discuss their needs in the community and how they can contribute to Native education; (2) a special session for students and elders covering test bias, student recruitment, teacher education programs, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools; and (3) an open discussion with NACIE and Task Force members. Most reports on issues include descriptions of exemplary programs, strategies that work, or recommendations for change. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Cultural Education, Demonstration Programs, Dropout Prevention, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Public Schools, Special Education, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Indian Nations At Risk Task Force.