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To Live on This Earth: American Indian Education


reviewed by George A.Boyce 1973

coverTitle: To Live on This Earth: American Indian Education
Author(s): Estelle Fuchs, Robert J. Havighurst
Publisher: Doubleday, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 390, Year: 1972
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Rather than being for the casual reader, this is a book for students of Indian education and others concerned with the place of Indians in our society. The only comprehensive survey of Indian problems, commonly known as the Meriam Report, was completed in 1927, under the auspices of the Brookings Institute, and published in 1928 under the title of The Problem of Indian Administration. To Live On This Earth draws heavily upon the National Study of American Indian Education, which was directed by Fuchs and Havighurst between 1968 and 1970, and which was financed by the U.S. Office of Education. The study's field research was completed through eight university centers. Purposes of the survey were: To provide systematic and objective information about attitudes, aspirations, and expectations of a cross-section of Indian people. To provide basic information to assist in planning more effectively for the educational needs of Indians. To provide information for more adequate allocation of demonstration and research funds for Indian education. To provide data so that experimental... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 75 Number 1, 1973, p. 131-133
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1498, Date Accessed: 10/16/2017 6:13:00 PM

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