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Indian Studies [microform] : the Orphan of Academia / Vine Deloria, Jr
Bib ID 5476641
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Deloria, Vine, Jr
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
8 p. 
Summary

The field of Indian Studies has been forced to bear unusual burdens in its effort to establish itself at the university. Many of the first Indian Studies programs were so involved in student relations that academic content was shoved into the background preventing Indian academics from following tenure track positions at the university level. Student discipline is difficult to maintain--as it is in any ethnic studies program. The mistaken expectation that Indian Studies will teach Indian culture creates problems with both Indian and non-Indian students. Indian staff are overloaded with administrative duties that require minority representatives; they are expected to provide diverse and far-reaching support for Indian students and to set an "example." Finally, and most seriously, a majority of Indians reaching college are not prepared for college work. In spite of all these problems, the potential of Indian Studies programs remains high, and steps should be taken to improve them. College entrance tests should be used to identify the large number of Indian students who need additional academic training before college. These students should not go directly to college but to a transitional program where they can gain necessary skills to succeed in college. (JHZ)

Notes

Practitioners.

Wicazo Sa Review, v2 n2 p1-7 Fall 1986.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects American Indian Education.  |  American Indian Studies.  |  American Indians.  |  College Faculty.  |  Cultural Education.  |  Educational Change.  |  Educational Improvement.  |  Educational Needs.  |  Ethnic Studies.  |  Higher Education.  |  Intellectual Disciplines.  |  Minority Group Teachers.  |  Opinions.  |  Problems.  |  Student Characteristics.  |  Student Personnel Services.  |  Student Placement.  |  Teacher Role.  |  Universities.  |  Role Ambiguity
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Journal Articles.
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