ERIC Number: ED099156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Evaluation of White Shield School, Roseglen, North Dakota. Part A: Evaluation Report. Research and Evaluation Report Series No. 30-A.
Matsushige, Susan, Comp.
In response to a request from concerned Indian members of the community of Roseglen, North Dakota, an evaluation team visited White Shield School (an elementary/secondary school of 303 students, 50 percent Indian) on May 13-17, 1974 to survey: identification and classification of goals, objectives, and purposes; distinguishing between perceptions of administrators, faculty, students, community, tribal leaders, and parents; school facilities; operational costs, particularly per student cost; student personnel (via personal records and interviews); educational goals (vs. actual program), establishing priorities, and recommending programs in terms of long range educational plans. Findings emphasized a high rate of failure and underachievement among Indian students; minimal community school interaction (due to poor administration, which minimized informational communication); lack of written education, parent/school, administrative, or personnel policies; lack of available data on curriculum policy; and a recognizable tax break in favor of non-Indian constituencies. The cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the school district was found to be "vague" and "outmoded,...obviously not drawn up by a lawyer." (JC)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Administrator Evaluation, American Indians, Bias, Budgets, Community Relations, Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Management by Objectives, Parent School Relationship, Performance Specifications, Personnel Evaluation, School Visitation, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.; National Indian Training and Research Center, Tempe, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota