ERIC Number: ED456976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-10
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Urban Indians: A Summit for the Future (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 10, 2000).
Indian Community School of Milwaukee, Inc., WI.; Urban Indian Education Research Center, Milwaukee, WI.
A March 2000 education summit brought together educators, parents, and community leaders to discuss key issues in the education of American Indian and Alaska Native students who attend school in urban areas. This summary report provides an overview of the main points discussed in a keynote address and four panel discussions. The keynote address by Pierce Hammond, Director of the Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination, U.S. Department of Education, outlined goals and principles of systemic educational reform; key characteristics and elements of systemic reform; and tensions and balances related to top-down versus bottom-up forces, depth versus breadth, process versus product, and long-term versus immediate needs and strategies. He also pointed out that education is a moral enterprise and presented a list of eight lessons related to the change process. The panel discussions focused on: (1) key ingredients of successful schools (research findings, parent and community involvement, dropout prevention); (2) linking education to tomorrow's jobs (entrepreneurship, apprenticeship programs, job training); (3) cultural preservation (language maintenance, involvement of elders in schools, need for cultural standards and infusion of Indian culture into state standards); and (4) the state of urban Indian education (educational needs, research needs). (Contains 19 references, information on the Indian Community School of Milwaukee, contact information for speakers, and a list of conference participants.) (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indian Community School of Milwaukee, Inc., WI.; Urban Indian Education Research Center, Milwaukee, WI.