ERIC Number: ED447985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Deconstructing the Myths: A Research Agenda for American Indian Education (Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 14-15, 2000).
Chavers, Dean, Ed.
This report outlines a comprehensive research agenda for Indian education from the Native perspective. It resulted from a meeting held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in April 2000, planned by a national steering committee of Indian education researchers, administrators, and association executives. The introduction describes four traits of research in Indian education and calls for a long-term commitment of funding for the basic research that needs to be done, including gathering baseline information, the interaction of culture and education, factors that make Native students successful, school/family cooperation, the nature of Indian teacher and Indian student interaction, the effects of having more Indian teachers, characteristics of exemplary programs, and identifying policy changes that will improve outcomes for Indian students. Following the mission statement and summary is a statement of current problems and descriptions of task force recommendations. Separate task forces addressed each of 10 topics: early childhood education and teaching and learning styles, special education, social factors, professional preparation, tribal colleges and universities, mainstream colleges, multicultural and bilingual education, community education, education finance, and curriculum. Each task force presents its own statement of problems and identifies research priorities. Ten appendices present the meeting agenda, sponsoring organizations, steering committee members, conference chairman biography, Executive Order 13096, descriptions of topic areas, production of Native American teachers by college and year, list of attendees, invited guests, and a bibliography containing 23 references. (TD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Bilingual Education, Cognitive Style, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Native Language Instruction, Research Needs, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Catching the Dream, 8200 Mountain Rd. NE., Suite 203, Albuquerque, NM 87110 ($24.95 plus $3.50 shipping and handling); Tel: 505-262-2351; Fax: 505-262-0534.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Boulder, CO.; Catching the Dream, Albuquerque, NM.; Association of American Indian Physicians, Oklahoma City, OK.
Authoring Institution: Catching the Dream, Albuquerque, NM.; American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Boulder, CO.; Association of American Indian Physicians, Oklahoma City, OK.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Also sponsored by the National Indian Health Board.