ERIC Number: ED230342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Education North Evaluation Project. Final Report.
Ingram, E. J.; McIntosh, R. G.
The Education North Evaluation Project monitored operation of the Education North Project (a 1978-82 project aimed at encouraging parents, teachers, and other community members in small, isolated northern Alberta communities to work together in improving the quality of education for school-aged children), assessed project outcomes, and developed policy alternatives based on project experiences and findings. Data were collected from teachers and parents by means of questionnaires, interviews, site visits, and document reviews. Parental involvement increased in educational activities and commitment to education, especially with respect to participation. There was a moderate increase in localized content in most Education North schools and increased parental desire for local content. School-community relations improved in some communities, but not in all. There was a moderate level of improvement in leadership and participation skills over the life of the project, and more parents held the view that they could influence what happens in schools. Overall, the Education North project was moderately successful in implementing the intended strategy and achieving the outcomes established for the project, particularly in view of the project's limited length. Part 1 introduces the project, part 2 provides seven case studies, part 3 summarizes the findings, and nine appendices conclude the document. (BRR)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Case Studies, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Decision Making, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Local Issues, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Place Based Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Rural Areas, School Community Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Tribal Sovereignty
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Regional Economic Expansion, Ottawa (Ontario).; Alberta Dept. of Tourism and Small Business, Edmonton. Northern Development Branch.
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Dept. of Educational Administration.
Identifiers: Alberta; Education North Project; Isolation (Geographic); Metis (People); Sense of Community; Tribally Controlled Education
Note: For related documents, see ED 220 244 and ED 207 774.