ERIC Number: ED088644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
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Alaskan Native Needs Assessment in Education (Project ANNA). Research and Evaluation Report Series No. 18.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Juneau, AK.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.
In recent times the ultimate role of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in Alaskan education has been questioned, focusing on how much longer the BIA will operate schools and what form, if any, BIA education will have within and following the next 5 years. Therefore, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs (former Area Director for the Juneau Area Office) asked that the Alaska Native Needs Assessment in Education (Project ANNA) be undertaken. The project was conducted from January-October, 1973. The document content includes (1) a project description of the needs assessment in education; (2) student survey; (3) student characteristics; (4) Alaskan Native student enrollment; (5) resident education evaluation; (6) educational preferences of Alaskan Native School Boards; (7) Alaskan Native high school dropouts; and (8) a future educational outlook. For easy reading and understanding, a project summary is presented first. The reader is advised to pay close attention to the Appendices, when the vital details of this report are contained. Though this project was not as broad as was planned, it encompasses a comprehensive approach to basic issues in Native education and should serve an important role in the decision-making process. Although data from the project will be used in a number of different problem areas, it centers on certain specified areas, such as the identification of the educational preference of Alaskan Native peoples and the development of a benchmark of education information which reflects current BIA programs. (FF)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Decision Making, Dropouts, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Enrollment, Equal Education, Eskimos, Federal Programs, Prediction, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Research Projects, Resources, Self Directed Groups, Student Characteristics
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Juneau, AK.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.