ERIC Number: ED171325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
The Application of Computer Technology to the Development of a Native American Planning and Information System.
McKinley, Kenneth H.; Self, Burl E., Jr.
A study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using the computer-based Synagraphic Mapping Program (SYMAP) and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) in formulating an efficient and accurate information system which Creek Nation tribal staff could implement and use in planning for more effective and precise delivery of educational and social programs within the geographic confines of the Creek Nation tribal area. An empirical data base of 1,956 parental respondents was drawn in a census survey from a sampling of 1,225 Creek Indian households. Results indicated that through the development and utilization of the Tribal Educational Planning and Information System (TEPIS), tribal planning staffs can cope more effectively with such functions as: coordination of educational projects to insure that they are developed, implemented, and brought to completion; statistical and visual monitoring of educational programs; analysis and evaluation of the impact of educational projects; on-going planning of educational programs; and administration of these functions. An appendix presents the Creek Nation Census Survey Instrument with coding lists. (CMV)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Census Figures, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Delivery Systems, Demography, Educational Planning, Feasibility Studies, Geographic Distribution, Improvement Programs, Information Systems, Research, Social Planning, Statistical Surveys, Tribes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Creek (Tribe); Oklahoma; Statistical Package for the Social Sciences; Synagraphic Mapping Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 11, 1979)