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Education and the American Indian : the road to self-determination since 1928
Szasz, Margaret.
Personal Author:
Third edition, revised and enlarged.
Publication Information:
[Albuquerque, N.M.] : University of New Mexico Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
xvii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Reading Level:
1490 Lexile.
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First published in 1974, Education and the American Indian has been widely praised as the first full-length study of federal Indian policy. This revised edition brings the book up to date through 1998 with the addition of analysis and interpretation of trends and policies that have shaped Indian education in the 1980s and 1990s and will persist into the twenty-first century. In looking ahead, one Yankton Sioux forecasts that "within two generations we will see some of the most educated people in the world and they will be on reservations." How such an optimistic assessment might become a reality is one of the major themes of this revised edition.

Table of Contents

Preface: to the Third Editionp. xi
Preface: to the First Edition (1974)p. xiv
1 Introductionp. 1
2 Background: Federal Indian Education, 1870-1926p. 8
3 W. Carson Ryan: From the Meriam Report to the Indian New Dealp. 16
4 John Collier and Willard Walcott Beatty: New Deal Architects of Educationp. 37
5 New Deal Innovations: Progressive Education and Anthropologyp. 50
6 Theory Confronts Reality: Cross-Cultural Educationp. 60
7 Training Teachers for Cross-Cultural Educationp. 81
8 The Johnson-O'Malley Act: Indian Children and Public Schools, 1928-1945p. 89
9 World War II and The Postwar Yearsp. 106
10 Hildegard Thompson: Education for an Urban, Technological Societyp. 123
11 New Directions in Federal Controlp. 141
12 Indian Organization and Leadershipp. 156
13 Indian-Controlled Schoolsp. 169
14 Indian Children and Public Schools: 1945-1972p. 181
15 Federal Policy and Indian Education: 1926-1977p. 188
16 The Indian Voice: 1980s-1990sp. 201
Appendix 1 Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 240
Appendix 2 American Indian Higher Education Consortiump. 242
Appendix 3 Executive Order 13096 of August 6, 1998 American Indian and Alaska Native Educationp. 248
Appendix 4 Federal Administrators: BIA and Department of Educationp. 254
Appendix 5 Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education, Indian School Equalization Programp. 257
Notesp. 270
Bibliographyp. 305
Indexp. 316