ERIC Number: ED088645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Alaskan Native Needs Assessment in Education (Project ANNA), Project Description.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Juneau, AK.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.
A project description of the Alaskan Native Needs Assessment (ANNA) in education is presented. The 4 objectives are (1) identify the education preferences of Alaskan Native peoples; (2) develop a benchmark of education information which reflects current Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) programs; (3) develop alternatives and make recommendations on the future role of BIA education; and (4) develop alternatives and make recommendations on the future of the 2 BIA boarding schools in Alaska. One of Project ANNA's basic assumptions is that the policy of self-determination set forth in the President of the United States's message on American Indians means that efforts will be directed toward providing information that Native Peoples may use to determine their own educational destinies for Project ANNA. The project scope covers the total education program of the BIA in Alaska and relationships to non-BIA education programs and concerns. The approach taken in Project ANNA is that it will provide valid information to decision-makers. Organizationally, the project includes: (1) educational preferences of Alaskan Natives; (2) resident education programs; (3) Johnson O'Malley (JOM) Programs; (4) higher education; (5) emerging concerns (referring to relationships with non-BIA programs); and (6) State of Alaska learner needs assessment. The project committee, its role, and its structure are also described. (FF)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Eskimos, Federal Programs, Government Role, Individual Power, Information Needs, Legal Responsibility, Prediction, Program Descriptions, Project Applications, Research Projects, Resources, Self Directed Groups
Not available separately; see RC007779
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Juneau, AK.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.