ERIC Number: ED064001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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An Evaluation of the Bordertown Dormitory Program.
Bass, Willard P.; And Others
The Bordertown Dormitory Program, providing Navajo students with experience in attending schools in off-reservation communities with non-Indian children, was evaluated in terms of the success of students; adequacy of dormitory and school facilities and programs; attitudes of students, parents, school personnel, and townspeople toward the program; and comparative costs of the program and other financial considerations. An interviewing team inspected dormitories, visited classes, and interviewed dormitory students and staff, non-Indian students, townspeople, and school superintendents, faculty, and board members. A total of 407 dormitory students (grades 8-12) and 225 school teachers were interviewed. Among the findings were that grade point averages and class rankings are somewhat lower than those of students in other types of schools; Bordertown students generally attend schools with excellent facilities, well-qualified teachers, high scholastic standards, and broad curricular offerings; and the average cost of educating a Bordertown student was $1921 as compared to $1176 for a Bureau of Indian Affairs student (1969-70 fiscal year). Recommendations are presented for each evaluated area. Appendices present information on dormitories visited, school enrollment guidelines (1970-71), responses of Bordertown students and teachers, and a sample Indian Education Program Public School Contract. (FF)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.