ERIC Number: ED161606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Robeson County Indian Education Needs Assessment, FY-79.
Woods, Ruth Dial; And Others
Robeson County, North Carolina, has the largest Indian population in the state. There are 25,684 Lumbee Indians in the county; Indian students comprise 61 percent of the school population. In compliance with Title IV-A regulations, a 1978-79 needs assessment was conducted to allow the Indian community participation in the development of cultural and social programs to supplement the educational experience of Indian children. Effort was made to reach the entire Indian community with questionnaires distributed not only to parents, students, and teachers, but also to Indian county school board members, elected officials, organizations, teachers' aides and counselors, and administrators. A total of 9524 questionnaires were sent out and 5295 retrieved, representing a 56 percent rate of response (55 percent were usable responses). Based on the previous needs assessment of May-June 1978, ten needs were listed and respondents asked to rank them by level of importance. Countywide results showed the ranking of needs to be: (1) emergency health, medical, and dental services; (2) tutorial programs; (3) Indian history and culture; (4) classes for accelerated and talented students; (5) additional counseling and guidance programs; (6) culture awareness programs; (7) recreational programs; (8) workshops and meetings for Indian students; (9) social services; and (10) arts and crafts. (DS)
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, American Indians, Compensatory Education, Counseling Services, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Federal Aid, Handicrafts, Needs Assessment, Nonreservation American Indians, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, Recreational Programs, Resource Allocation, School Health Services, Social Services, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Robeson County Compensatory Indian Education Project, Lumberton, NC.
Identifiers: Lumbee (Tribe); North Carolina (Robeson County)
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