ERIC Number: ED220244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Education North Evaluation Project. The Second Annual Report.
Ingram, E. J.; McIntosh, R. G.
The 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 community educational needs) is comprised of three parts. Part One presents an update of Education North activities and concerns at the provincial level and an analysis of the teacher questionnaire and parent interview data collected in May and June of 1980. The survey summary indicates that: there is a major effect associated with "more" and "less" remoteness; there is teacher dissatisfaction with student attendance and commitment and with parental involvement; and parents strongly feel that they can have very little influence on school practices. Part Two provides historical background, current activities, and future plans for the local education societies (Atikameg, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Vermillion, Lac la Biche, Little Red River, Slave Lake, and Wabasca-Desmarais). The issues section (Part Three) indicates that the previously reported imbalance between accountability and responsiveness has been eliminated. Issues listed as unresolved are: the locus of power in the relationship of school and community; the dialectics of voluntary and retained leadership; Education North as a family of strategies; community conflict; and Education North's future. (BRR)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Community Education, Community Organizations, Decision Making, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Local Issues, Multicultural Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Place Based Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Rural Areas, School Community Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Tribal Sovereignty
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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 Schools