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Title:  Indian Education Policies in Five Northwest Region States
Description: In this comprehensive effort to study Indian education policies, the report categorizes the policies of five Northwest Region states based on 13 key policies identified in the literature and describes the legal methods used to adopt them, such as statutes, regulations, and executive orders. The study found that six of the key policies had been adopted by all five states: adopting academic standards for teaching students about the history and culture of America’s indigenous peoples, involving Native Americans on advisory boards, promoting Native American languages through teacher certification, allowing students to learn their native language as part of their education program, and providing tuition assistance for college-bound Native American students.
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Cover Date: October 2009
Web Release: October 26, 2009
Print Release: October 26, 2009
Publication #: REL 2009081
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: Richard Smiley, Ph.D., and Susan Sather, Ph.D.: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Type of Product: Issues and Answers Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Issues and Answers Report, please contact:
Gloria Vera.
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