ERIC Number: ED207774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Education North Evaluation Project. The First Annual Report.
Ingram, E. J.; McIntosh, R. G.
The first annual report and evaluation of Education North (a project designed to encourage parents, community members, and teachers in small, isolated, primarily Native and Metis communities in northern Alberta to work together to meet the educational needs of all community members) concentrates on the inner workings of the organizations (local education societies) which work under the Education North umbrella. Divided into three parts, the report consists of an overview, a description of the local projects, and an analysis. Part 1 first describes the evaluation design, which consists primarily of interviews, observations, questionnaires, and document analysis procedures for data-gathering purposes. Next, a history section reviews Education North's origins in leaders' concern over poor school attendance and high drop out rates, particularly among Native and Metis children. Part 2 describes the development of the local societies and highlights accomplishments of each society. Part 3, an analysis of Education North, describes the factors and forces that are shaping the project at the end of its first year of field operations. The section deals with a number of issues emerging from the efforts of paid staff and volunteers to create and maintain the local societies. Appendixes include documents used in the evaluation. (CM)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Canada Natives, Community Characteristics, Community Education, Community Involvement, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Place Based Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Relevance (Education), Rural Education, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Tribal Sovereignty
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
Identifiers: Alberta; Education North Project; Metis (People); Sense of Community; Tribally Controlled Education