ERIC Number: ED237276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-29
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of the Impact of the Part A Entitlement Program Funded under Title IV of the Indian Education Act. Final Report.
Young, Malcolm B.; And Others
To assist Congress and administrators in the Department of Education to manage Part A of the Indian Education Act and to make decisions with respect to its future, researchers evaluated the operations and effectiveness of the program for meeting the special educational and cultural needs of Indian students. Between 1980 and 1983, researchers gathered and analyzed data from interviews and files of a stratified random sample of 115 Part A projects. The 1981-1982 median project served 119 students with a budget of $26,450, 1.4 professional staff, and active volunteers from the Indian community. Most project offerings correlated highly with educational needs voiced by Indian parents and communities. The most common activities were tutoring and academic services (80%), Indian history and cultural instruction (64%), counseling and career guidance (48%), and home-school liaison activities (38%). Satisfaction with the program was high among parent committees, district administrators, principals, and project directors, but lower among Indian leaders. Program activities improved attendance, math and reading scores, and cultural interest of Indian students, but not school dropout rates. The program also increased Indian parent involvement and interest in the schools. Overall, the small supplemental program had a generally positive effect on Indian education. (SB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Leaders, Counseling Services, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Program Content, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Student Attitudes, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Indian Education Act 1972 Title IV
Note: For related documents, see RC 014 450-452. Cover page will reproduce marginally.