ERIC Number: ED182542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Issues and Problems in the Needs Assessment of Unique Target Groups: The Adult American Indian.
Kovach, John A.
A basic survey was conducted to determine the need for educational services of adult Indians throughout the continental United States plus Alaska and Hawaii. The study involved three survey instruments: (1) a field interview administered to over 4,100 Indian adults; (2) a survey of state education association directors; and (3) a survey of Indian Education Act Title IV, Part C, program directors. Final survey results have not yet been tabulated. However, problems related to survey research of adult American Indians have been identified as well as methodological solutions, which were utilized in the present study to remedy these problems. Relevance of adult education literature to adult American Indians has also been considered. It was suggested that perhaps many adult educators are involved in programs and practices which are guided by false theories of adult learning and the effects of adult education. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: National Indian Management Service of America, Inc., Philadelphia. Miss.
Identifiers: United States
Note: Not available in paper copy due to broken type; Presented at the Lifelong Learning Conference (College Park, MD, February 1-2, 1980)