ERIC Number: ED070556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
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Off-Reservation Boarding School Project (ORBS Project).
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.
The Off-Reservation Boarding School (ORBS) Project, financed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is described in this document, which was presented to participants at an ORBS Project workshop. The project was devised as a vehicle for supplying the answers to the following unanswered questions concerning Indian education: Should ORBS continue to serve the needs of Indian youngsters? If so, what kinds of schools should and can they be? Should some of them have special purposes? What types of students should be enrolled? And most important, how does the entire subject of ORBS relate to the policy of self-determination? The general objectives for the ORBS Project are to review and develop long-range goals, identify and describe the existing program, and provide recommendations for meeting the agreed-upon long-range goals and objectives. Area offices, the school board, the evaluator and chairman, the budget, peripheral dormitories, consultants, report reproduction, timing, and steps to ORBS are topics listed under the section on ORBS procedures, which describes how ORBS works. Summaries of the ORBS program categories, by which each ORBS is to be analyzed, such as the goals and philosophy, the school plant, the curriculum or instructional program, the out-of-class activities, administration, evaluation, admission practices, plant management, public and human relations, and health services are also included. (HBC)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.