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ERIC Number: ED353124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May-22
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
White House Conference on Indian Education. Final Report. Executive Summary.
White House Conference on Indian Education, Washington, DC.
This report summarizes the two-volume "Final Report of the White House Conference on Indian Education," mandated by 1987 amendments to the Indian Education Act. The conference explored the feasibility of establishing an independent Board of Indian Education and developed recommendations for making educational programs more relevant to the needs of Indians. Chapter 1 of the summary reviews the history of the conference, focusing on the lack of Indian involvement in federal Indian-education programs. Chapter 2 describes planning and preparations, including the organization of state meetings which made recommendations to the conference. Chapter 3 describes 113 conference resolutions, categorized under the following 12 topics: (1) governance of Indian education; (2) Indian community health services and delivery; (3) literacy, student academic achievement, and high school graduation; (4) safe, alcohol/drug-free schools; (5) exceptional education; (6) readiness for school; (7) Native languages and culture; (8) school structure; (9) higher education; (10) school personnel; (11) adult education and parental-community-tribal partnerships; and (12) miscellaneous. A final analysis examines aids and barriers to realization of the conference resolutions, discussing them in the context of the history of the federal-tribal relationship. Particular focus is given to the need for local control of Indian programs. (TES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Indian Education, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A