ERIC Number: ED341539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships of Schools, Tribes, Communities, Parents, and Businesses. INAR/NACIE Joint Issues Sessions. National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Annual Conference (22nd, San Diego, California, October 15, 1990).
National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Indian Nations At Risk Task Force.
This report summarizes two joint sessions held by the Indian Nations At Risk Task Force and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education to hear testimony on educational partnerships in Native American education. Successful partnerships are described, including: (1) school-business partnerships that allow students to explore career possibilities, provide job training and entrepreneurship training, and provide instructional computer software; (2) school-community partnerships in which parents come to summer school with their children, and the community provides in-kind contributions to supplement Title V funds; and (3) college-community partnerships to develop integrated and culturally relevant curriculum, to promote student interest in higher education, to give tribal managers technical assistance and administrative training, to implement health promotion projects, and to incorporate computers into the schools. Recommendations are offered for possible future partnerships, such as partnerships between the state department of education and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and for methods of establishing and promoting new partnerships. Also discussed are strategies for increasing parental involvement in the schools, the need for culturally relevant curriculum, the need to hold school districts accountable for how they spend federal Indian funds, the need for Indian school accreditation and teacher certification, and the need to educate the general public about Indian history and treaty rights. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Primary Sources, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Tribes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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.