ERIC Number: ED251489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Indian Education Act Project in the Portland Public Schools. 1983-84 Evaluation Report.
The goal of the Indian Education Act Project (IEAP) is to increase and extend the education of American Indian youths so they can better cope with a highly technological society. Statistics have indicated drop-out rates of 40 to 50 percent among American Indians, a primary factor giving rise to the urgent need for supplemental educational services to American Indian students attending public school systems. The project designed and implemented a comprehensive program to reduce attrition and to increase student attendance and achievement. The project provided a variety of activities and services (e.g., tutoring, student and parent counseling, economic support, cultural and career education) for American Indian students. The project staff also involved the American Indian community. District statistical data compiled over the last five years continue to be encouraging, showing a decline in attrition while also showing increases in attendance and achievement among American Indian students. While the educational circumstances of the American Indian students in Portland appear to be improving, federal support for this effort appears to be decreasing at a more rapid rate than the problems IEAP is trying to solve. Sufficient funding is a concern that must be reconciled in the near future. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR. Research and Evaluation Dept.
Identifiers: Indian Education Act 1972 Title IV; Portland School District OR