Design -- Indigenous Cultures

Title Abstract Publication Date
School Construction Strategies for Universal Primary Education in Africa: Should Communities Be Empowered to Build Their Schools? Examines the scope of the infrastructure challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa and the constraints to scaling up at an affordable cost. It assesses the experiences of African countries with school planning... 12/31/2008
School Facilities. Reported Condition and Costs To Repair Schools Funded by Bureau of Indian Affairs This report presents information on the funding required to repair Native American educational facilities, the condition the school buildings, adequacy of the school environment for instruction, and... 11/30/1997
School Facilities: Physical Conditions in School Districts Receiving Impact Aid for Students Residing on Indian Lands. The Department of Education's (Education) Impact Aid Program provides funding to school districts that are adversely impacted by a lack of local revenue because of the presence of federal land,... 09/30/2009
Statement of the National Indian Education Association Before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Bureau of Indian Affairs School Construction. Comments on the condition of BIA schools, the backlog of construction needs at these facilities, proposed funding cuts to the BIA school program, and complicated levels of federal bureaucracy that... 06/09/1998
Sustainability Initiatives at the Tribal Colleges Describes the efforts of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and its Tribal College and University membership to actively engage in promoting sustainability both on their campuses and... 02/06/2012
T'siya Elementary and Middle School Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico. Describes the title school building by Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects, manufacturers/suppliers, and construction... 02/28/2003
Tattered Promise. Examines why tribal leaders are saying that deteriorating Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools are a symbol of the Federal government's unfulfilled pledge to the education of Native American... 03/02/1999
The Green School: Not a Dream Anymore. Profiles The Green School in Bali, Indonesia. The idea behind the conceptualized school is that the students would learn in the open air surrounded by nature that they feed and care for. They learn... 12/31/2009
The Log School: A Case for Appropriate Design For many remote northern communities, especially Native American communities, the renovation or design construction and heating of the school would be more culturally and technologically appropriate... 12/31/1997
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time. Describes Greg Mortenson's dangerous and difficult mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, in the wildest parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. 12/31/2006
Title 25--Indians,Chapter 22--Bureau of Indian Affairs Programs Sec. 2005. Facilities Construction This section of 2002 federal legislation calls for assessment of tribal school facility conditions, estimates of repair costs, funding formulas to meet the need, a long-term construction and... 12/31/2002
Tolchii Kooh Schools: Results Through Innovation Provides reasons for using dome architecture in building educational facilities and describes the development of two such dome facilities in Arizona: a pre-kindergarten through Grade 8 multipurpose... 06/30/1998
Tribal Child Care Facilities: A Guide to Construction and Renovation. This document provides technical assistance in addressing major areas of the child care facility construction and renovation process, including conducting a child care community needs assessment,... 12/31/1998
Tribal Child Care Facilities: A Guide to Construction and Renovation. Provides technical assistance to address major areas of the process of creating or renovating a child care facility on tribal lands, including conducting a child care community needs assessment, site... 12/31/2005
Tribal Consultation, May 1999 This consultation booklet provides background information on four items discussed at regional meetings in May 1999. Item 1 concerns tribal application for construction of replacement educational... 12/31/1998
Tribal Control of American Indian Education: Observations since the 1960s with Implications for the Future. This discusses the history and nature of Indian control of Indian education since the 1960s and its implications for the future. Local or tribal control of education is a basic principle inherent in... 12/31/1998
Tribal Schools Expand Role Preserving Native Cultures. Describes various tribal communities' focus on symbolism, tradition, and sustainability in their school designs, with an emphasis on examples from the Pacific Northwest. Design consultation with... 08/27/2008
U. S. Department of Education. Impact Aid Section 8007b. Discretionary Construction Grant Program The Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program authorizes competitive grants for emergency repairs and modernization of school facilities to certain eligible local educational agencies (LEAs...
U. S. Department of the Interior. Indian Affairs. Office of Facilities, Environmental and Cultural Resources. The office is responsible for the management and administration of Indian Affairs facilities management and construction, environmental management, safety and risk management, and cultural resources...
U.S. Department of Education. Office of Indian Education. The mission of the Office of Indian Education is to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the...
Wide Open Spaces? Space Guidelines for Schools on Indian Reservations. Describes inequities in construction funding for Bureau of Indian Affairs schools and the efforts underway to resolve them. Peculiarities of location, isolation, administration, and culture of these... 12/31/2003