ERIC Number: ED341541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-16
Reference Count: N/A
Special Session for Students and Elders To Address the Task Force and NACIE. INAR/NACIE Joint Issues Sessions. National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Annual Conference (22nd, San Diego, California, October 16, 1990).
National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Indian Nations At Risk Task Force.
This report summarizes a joint session held by the Indian Nations At Risk Task Force and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education to hear testimony about the concerns of the parents of Native American students. Issues and problems were in the areas of: (1) the decline of Native enrollment in teacher education programs; (2) the Pre-Professional Skills Test as a barrier to Native teacher education and how teacher candidates have dealt with this; (3) inadequate preparation for college in secondary schools, particularly Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools; (4) test bias; (5) the need for Native students to develop test-taking skills; (6) the need for greater career guidance in secondary schools; (7) the need for greater parental involvement in educational decision making related to their own children; (8) the need for better facilities and higher employee standards at BIA boarding schools; (9) tribal advocacy for high risk students in the public schools; and (10) difficulties related to the recent BIA reorganization. The report also describes a woman's lifetime educational experiences in BIA elementary and secondary schools and in college, and her long struggle to become a teacher. (SV)
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.