ERIC Number: ED220245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Northland School Division Investigation Committee.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
On November 27, 1980, the Minister of Education, under the authority of the Department of Education Act, established a committee of four to inquire into and report on conditions of schools in Northland School Division No. 61 (established in 1960 to provide educational services to areas in remote areas of Northern Alberta serving Treaty Indians or Metis people) concerning provision, management, and maintenance of school buildings, nature and effectiveness of school services, and instruction affected by school facilities. Findings and conclusions indicate Northland School Division is not satisfactorily meeting needs of the majority of students enrolled in school, nor educational expectations of parents and other residents. Recommendations (16) made by the committee included: electing a school board; establishing school committees; developing a statement of philosophy with goals and objectives reflecting needs and views of the people; replacing schools with modern, permanent structures; improving quality of teachers' residences; adopting improved policies and practices to attract and retain personnel; developing a statement of philosophy of curriculum to provide direction for adaptation of curricula to meet local needs; and developing clear, comprehensive policies for evaluation of pupil progress. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Canada Natives, Community Attitudes, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Facility Improvement, Rural Areas, School Community Relationship, Student Needs, Tribes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers: Alberta; Metis (People); Northland School Division 61 AB
Note: For related document, see ED 135 548.