ERIC Number: ED197920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Brod, Rodney L.
Structured questionnaires were administered to 324 students (grades 7-12), 126 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) faculty and staff and 37 tribal education workers and 8 trained, bilingual Choctaws conducted interviews with a random sample of 195 Choctaw adults in a comprehensive study intended to provide the Choctaw Tribe with data regarding: (1) the demographic characteristics of Choctaw area survey respondents; (2) characteristics of Choctaw students and their academic performance; (3) the vocational and educational needs and priorities of Choctaw students and adults; (4) the vocational and educational information needs of Choctaw students and adults; and (5) the identification, assessments, and ratings of various BIA School characteristics and problems. The analysis comparing the responses of Choctaw students, BIA school faculty and staff, Choctaw Tribal Education staff, and Choctaw adults indicated agreement among the four groups regarding teacher unawareness of Choctaw culture, students' need for evening tutoring and for Choctaw clubs, the tribal G.E.D. program's success in helping adults find employment, and ratings of school buildings, facilities, textbooks, and teacher aides. However, there were significant differences in the response patterns on all other items. Further analysis was needed to identify factors underlying the problems of student dropouts, achievement, retention, and absenteeism. Appendixes consist of instruments used in the study. (CM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Adult Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Career Development, Career Planning, Community Attitudes, Demography, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Research Design, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education
LPS & Associates, Rocky Boy's Route, Box Elder, MT 59521
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: LPS & Associates, Box Elder, MT.
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools; Choctaw (Tribe); Mississippi