ERIC Number: ED091117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-17
Reference Count: N/A
Open Concept School for Indian Education. End of Budget Period Report, 1972-73.
Sault Sainte Marie Public Schools, MI.
The Michigan Department of Education's 1972-73 Title III evaluation reports on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title I Open Concept School program for Indian education in the Sault Sainte Marie Area Public Schools. Of the 190 students in the school, 103 were of American Indian origin; 59% were from low socioeconomic groups. The program included students from 3 1/2 years of age to 14 1/2 years of age. The major goals were: to demonstrate the feasibility of an open concept neighborhood school for the education of Indian children; to create closer community-school relationships; to improve the performance of students in cognitive skills; to broaden student behavior in affective skill areas; and to increase student mastery of psychomotor skills. Parts I and III give data by ESEA evaluation form; the major content of the report is contained in the Independent Evaluator's Report and Interim Report. This independent report focuses on the cognitive and psychomotor development of students in the Open Concept School; on the program's accomplishment of its stated objectives; and on the operational features of the program as perceived by staff and parents. The report covers: observations of teachers; experimental, control schools; on-site observations; parent and staff questionnaires; staff interviews; junior high follow-up; a review of achievement data; and conclusions and recommendations. Most of the information is also presented in tabular form. (KM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Cognitive Development, Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Federal Programs, Individualized Programs, Objectives, Open Education, Performance Factors, Preschool Children, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Skills, School Community Relationship, Skill Development, Socioeconomic Status, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Sault Sainte Marie Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III