ERIC Number: ED251281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Programs for Native Students: A Responsive Strategy.
This paper suggests a strategy for the evaluation of programs designed for Native children enrolled in predominantly non-Native urban school districts. The strategy provides a means by which Native people can increase their involvement in, responsibility for, and control of the education of their children. The paper is divided into five sections. The first is concerned with the formulation of school district policies. The second discusses the effect of contextual variables on the choice of evaluation strategy. The third section explicates the responsive, stakeholder approach to evaluation. Emphasis is placed on the political nature of the evaluation process, and a framework for describing the dimensions of stakeholder involvement is outlined. The fourth section focusses on the planning of a responsive evaluation in providing a study design and three key components (evaluation committee, techniques of data gathering, and rigor of study) to consider. The final section considers the implications of responsive evaluation in the broader context of Native education. An 8-step outline in planning a responsive evaluation is contained in the appendix. (Author/ERB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Tribal Councils
Note: Paper presented at the Mokakit Indian Education Research Association's International Conference (London, Ontario, Canada, July 25-27, 1984).