ERIC Number: ED204092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Education Policy Reform: Policy and Implementation.
The objectives of an ongoing 3-year study are to examine and document the immediate history of PL 95-561, Title XI; the development of its regulations, policies, and procedures; and its actual implementation. Research during the first year focused on the history, intent, regulations, and emerging policy of the law, especially Part A. Data were gathered from documentation on development of the legislation and from interviews with federal officials, Congressmen and their assistants, and individuals who testified before Congressional committees. Research during the second and third years will consist of longitudinal surveys of selected school districts and six longitudinal case studies. Data will be collected by document review, questionnaires, interviews, and site visits, and will be analyzed to determine how each of five groups affected by the legislation (federal bureaucracy, states, school districts, clients, advocacy groups) responded to five determinants (clarity and structure of the law, dissemination, enforcement, critical socio-economic relationships, political incentive). The resulting degree of implementation will be measured against expected implementation "scenarios." To date, research has revealed that the House Advisory Study Group on Indian Education, employing unusual jurisdictional authority, wrote the legislation with a lack of information about the opposition and with a lack of negotiation. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, Research Design, Research Methodology
Not available separately; see RC 012 804.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Basic Indian Education Act; Legislative History
Note: Paper presented at the "Indian Participation in Educational Research" conference sponsored by the National Institute of Education (Washington, DC, April 1-3, 1981).