ERIC Number: ED202636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Native American Education Program Title IV Indian Education Act, 1979-1980. Final Evaluation Report, Project 5001-42-04201.
Irizarry, Ruddie A.; Torres, Judith A.
In 1979-1980, New York City's Native American Education Program (serving approximately 455 students) was maintained so that objectives were achieved, and sometimes surpassed, despite a number of obstacles (budgetary shortages, attendance drop, hazardous and inaccessible new location). Expectations were exceeded in the area of school and home visits. Staff development was enhanced, as staff worked closely with teachers, students and media producers to ensure the fair and factual treatment of Native Americans in the media and in classroom experiences. A satellite program was initiated, and a 3-week mini course in Native American History/Culture was held at a school in Brooklyn. The staff adopted previous recommendations for program improvement. A needs assessment study was completed, and next year's program was planned to eliminate some obstacles and compensate for those remaining. Objectives were written to be specific, measurable and achievable; the budget was designed to best facilitate the objectives. Recommendations for next year were to: expand the satellite class program; employ a curriculum specialist; arrange for more adequate space and/or a strong communication/referral network; attempt to measure program impact; employ part time tutors early in the program. Appendices consist of various forms used in administering the program. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Involvement, Counseling, Cultural Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Staff Development, Tutorial Programs, Urban American Indians
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Public Schools, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York); Supportive Services Program