ERIC Number: ED058981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
Training Administrators for Schools Serving Indian Children.
Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Div. of Educational Administration.
The Office of Economic Opportunity funded a program to train administrators for schools serving large numbers of Indian children. The program, which called for the support and training of 20 American Indians in programs leading to degrees and certification in school administration, was aimed at alleviating the shortage of school administrators having Indian ancestry. Graduates of the program were to have the training needed to provide leadership in Indian education for local districts, state departments of education, and Federal agencies. Through these educational and leadership opportunities, program graduates would be able to play a more active role in self-determination and improved socioeconomic opportunity through education in Indian communities. During the summer of 1970, 20 program applicants (17 candidates for master's degrees and 3 candidates for doctor's degrees) were selected for admission to graduate school and participation in the fellowship program at the University of Minnesota. Achievement and progress toward degree objectives were encouraged through intensive advising and program planning. Effectiveness of the program was evaluated in terms of its primary goal: training administrators for Indian education. Based on this criterion, the program was deemed successful. The components of the evaluation were student retention, academic achievement, attainment of degree objectives, participant evaluation, and post-program plans. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Div. of Educational Administration.