ERIC Number: ED250323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
The Chapel Island Education Evaluation Report. Mi'kmaway School. The Micmac Way.
Hamilton, W. D.; Owston, R. D.
The Chapel Island Indian Reserve is a community of fewer than 300 Micmac Indians in Richmond County, Nova Scotia. In September 1981 the Chapel Island Board assumed responsibility for the operation of Mi'kmawey School (grades 1-6). This evaluation of the second year of the school's operation addresses community expectations, organization and administration, curriculum, instruction, pupil achievement, human resources, and physical facilities. The Chapel Island community expects the school to prepare pupils for successful transfer into the Nova Scotia provincial school system at the end of grade 6. The education authority of the Band is a committee of the Chief and Council which functions in accordance with broad terms of reference, not all of which have been observed in practice. The curriculum of the school parallels, but does not follow, the Nova Scotia provincial curriculum. In the area of instruction, four areas (such as individualizing instruction) need improvement. Pupil achievement is a problem, and should be addressed with instructional improvements. Classroom facilities are adequate. Several suggestions are made for improving the use of human resources. (BW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Community Attitudes, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Facilities, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Expectation, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Instruction, Program Evaluation, School Administration, School Effectiveness
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chapel Island Band Council, Cape Breton Island (Nova Scotia). Mi'kmawey School Board.
Identifiers: Chapel Island Indian Reserve; Micmac (Tribe); Mikmawey School (Nova Scotia); Nova Scotia
Note: At head of cover title: "Ankamsi, Nenasi, Welite'lsi." This paper received the 1984 American Educational Research Association Division H award for Best Report of Instructional Evaluation. Small print in Appendices H and I.