ERIC Number: ED094905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Control of Indian Education in BIA Schools. A Progress Report. Research and Evaluation Report Series No. 29.01.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
In spring 1974, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) embarked on a specific project related to Indian control of schools. The objective was to have, by the end of FY 75, at least 1/4 (50) of the bureau schools operating under a management system chosen by those served by the schools. This report reflects progress on the project, covering June, July, and, in some instances, August 1974. BIA education personnel started working with Indian tribes relative to assuming control of schools at least five years ago, also developing ongoing activities directedly related to the project objective which have a similar but different conceptual base. Considering options, this first progress report reflects a period of adjustment to these ongoing activities. For FY 75, 78 schools will be included in the project, 50 of which are Alaskan day schools. A review of existing contract schools revealed that seldom does a tribe take over complete control of a school, especially if it is a Federal school. Most schools are a combination of the options (a tribe may choose to continue a Federal operation, take over via a contract, operate under public arrangements, or do a combination of these). However, tribal control, even for combination or cooperative schools, does take place. Appendix A gives Presidential/Secretarial objectives for Indian control of schools; Appendix B gives an example of the operating plan developed by each BIA area office. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska