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dc.contributor.authorScheirbeck, Helen Maynoren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T21:24:48Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T21:24:48Z
dc.date.issued1980en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/74793
dc.description.abstractA classic contradiction confronts the American Indian in United States society, and it surrounds the subject of public education for American Indian students. To some undefined extent, Indian individuals, families, and tribes value the idea of assimilation into the broader society. Simultaneously, however, they also value the autonomy and special, separate identity derived from their "Indian-ness." The price of assimilation, it appears, is a partial loss of identity, Indian philosophy and values. The price of preserving Indian-ness, similarly, presumably is a loss of the various material gains and Americanization attributed to assimilation. Individuals, families, and tribes respond differently to this dilemma. Naturally, therefore, a policy decision by the federal government or a state government affecting the dilemma is subject immediately to mixed reactions among the diverse groups of American Indians… It is held that the present unsatisfactory condition of the American Indian population in the United States, accordingly, is a consequence of this combination: Indian powerlessness, inconstant and inconsistent public policy, and actions by government not consistent with policy.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 446, [2] leavesen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe authors of the theses and dissertations are the copyright owners. Virginia Techs Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works.en_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1980.S335en_US
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America -- Educationen_US
dc.titleEducation: public policy and the American Indianen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAdministrationen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc6674908en_US
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAdministrationen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNurse, Ronald J.
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnston, A. Pearre
dc.contributor.committeememberWorner, Wayne M.
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairHereford, Karl T.
dc.contributor.committeecochairFriedman, Burton D.


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