ERIC Number: ED462216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
American Indian and Alaska Native Education Research Agenda.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Executive Order 13096 gave the U.S. Department of Education the responsibility for developing a research agenda for American Indian and Alaska Native education. The Department established a working group composed of various government agencies and American Indian groups, committees, and associations, that solicited ideas and comments from Native and non-Native educators and researchers. This report focuses on the educational research topics determined by the working group to have the highest priority over the next several years. Several basic premises and assumptions permeated both the research literature and the suggestions made to the working group: the need for research to focus on success, to respect tribal sovereignty, and to be sensitive to tribal differences; the need for detailed national data; and suggestions concerning methodology and researchers. The priority research topics are presented within six general categories: 1) educational outcomes of American Indian and Alaska Native students; 2) Native language and culture; 3) teachers, schools, and educational resources; 4) American Indian and Alaska Native students with special needs; 5) early childhood educational needs of Native children; and 6) educational standards and assessment. Each category includes general statements about the state of current knowledge, a presentation of the priority research topics along with examples of specific study questions, and suggestions for research activities and specific studies. An appendix includes Executive Order 13096 and lists of members of the interagency task force, research working group, and expert committee. (Contains 63 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Native Language Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Participatory Research, Research Needs, Special Education, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.indianeduresearch.net/agenda.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.