ERIC Number: ED194282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
The Educational Planning Charrette. Gila Crossing Day School, Gila Crossing, Arizona, May 8-10, 1975. Final Report.
Tonigan, Richard F.
The Gila Crossing Day School Bureau of Indian Affairs Advisory School Board, in an effort to investigate alternative educational managerial methods, organized a 4-phase charrette which had a two-fold purpose. The primary goal was to explore who should control the education of the Indian children living on the west end of the Gila River Indian Reservation, and the secondary goal was to examine related school-community facility implications. Phase I of the charrette included planning and organizing the meeting; Phase II involved locating and compiling technical research data and information for use during the charrette; Phase III was the 3-day period, during which local educators met with professional planners, officials, and lay members of the community in a discussion workshop setting; and Phase IV involved the preparation and submission of the final report. Increased understanding was gained of the alternate ways of how the "West End's" educational program might: best be self-governed; be grade level grouped; and consider housing all of the required school and community programs. The establishment of a "contract school" gained the most support and information documents were provided by consultants for use by the school board if a contract system is implemented in the future. (JD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Attendance, Board of Education Role, Community Involvement, Cultural Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Administration, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Tribes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tonigan (Richard F.) and Associates, Ltd., Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers: Arizona (Gila Crossing); Bureau of Indian Affairs; Maricopa (Tribe); Pima (Tribe); Tribally Controlled Education