ERIC Number: ED161605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Robeson County Compensatory Indian Education Project. Project Evaluation and Final Report.
Tafoya, Dennis W.; Combs, Boyd G.
Built around a 1977 needs assessment which sampled 65% of the county Indian population, the Robeson County Title IV-A Compensatory Indian Education Project was structured into four categories of objectives: (1) Student Classroom Performance to increase academic performance; (2) Program Management and Maintenance to involve parents, educators and local administrators; (3) Program Development to structure cultural programs for the participants; and (4) Service to meet medical, dental, or counseling needs. Evaluation questionnaires were distributed in the Spring of 1978. Although remedial and accelerated learning programs in the Classroom Performance category were generally successful, they were not highly ranked. Responses on both the Program Management and Development objectives showed the more successful programs to be those aimed at developing an awareness of Indian culture; counseling programs were considered least successful. Medical and dental services ranked highest of the Service program objectives. Considered to be the top five programs were (1) medical and dental services; (2) classes in Indian arts and crafts; (3) art; (4) music; and (5) tutorial reading. Of the 1,937 participants surveyed, 92.1 percent felt the programs they participated in were of benefit. (DS)
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, American Indians, Compensatory Education, Counseling Services, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Handicrafts, Nonreservation American Indians, Parent School Relationship, Performance Factors, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, School Health Services, Surveys, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robeson County Compensatory Indian Education Project, Lumberton, NC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Center for Human Communication Research.
Identifiers: Lumbee (Tribe); North Carolina (Robeson County)
Note: Pages 4, 7-10, 12-13, and 15 may not reproduce well due to small print size of original