ERIC Number: ED064006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-21
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunity To Improve Indian Education in Schools Operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Report to the Congress.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The objective of this government document is to report on the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) opportunity to close the educational gap between Indians and other Americans by raising the academic achievement level of the Indians to the national average by 1976. Findings of this review of management methods used by the BIA revealed, for example, that the BIA should develop a management information system to assist the program manager with such tasks as assessing students' educational needs, devising strategies for overcoming problems, measuring progress toward stated goals, and tooling up for provision of program-oriented financial management reports. Other needs that were identified include improvement of students' English communication skills, implementation of special education programs and professional counseling services, provision of substitute teachers, and implementation of testing programs for securing academic aptitude and achievement data. Recommendations and considerations to the Secretary of Interior and the Congress are presented in addition to the findings of the review. (FF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Administration, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Educational Needs, Eskimos
U.s. General Accounting Office, Room 6417, 441 G Street, NW., Washington, D.C. 20548 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.