ERIC Number: ED060970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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System Analysis, Program Development, and Cost-Effectiveness Modeling of Indian Education for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Volume I, Summary and Recommendations.
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
The objectives of this project to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of American Indian education through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) were (1) a system analysis of the BIA schools to identify educational goals and objectives and the critical factors contributing to or impeding eeducational effectiveness in achieving the goals; (2) formulation of alternative programs responsive to the educational goals and objectives, taking into account the critical factors previously identified; and (3) development of cost-effectiveness models for estimating the probable impacts and relative efficiencies of alternative programs for rational planning and budgeting. Goals and objectives were identified by a process of interviews and projective exercises with educational change agents in the BIA education system. Actual operations were observed in 30 BIA schools on 6 reservations and in Alaska and Oklahoma. Some 150 programs were formulated to satisfy several degrees of budget constraint. Twelve district models were designed to deal with specific school system planning, school management, and instructional problems. The document contains objectives, methods, and results of the project; a discussion of goals of Indian education; a summary of programs developed to respond to the goals of Indian education and its problems; narrative sketches of the models that were designed; and a discussion of the processes of change and implementation. Related documents are ED 032 991 through ED 032 994. (JH)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.