ERIC Number: ED107444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Report of Indian Education Administrator Training Program at Universities of Harvard, Penn State, and Minnesota. (Descriptive Analysis). Research and Evaluation Report Series No. 22.01.
Leitka, Eugene; And Others
Cost-effectiveness of the American Indian Administrator Training Program (begun in 1970 and funded via the Bureau of Indian Affairs since 1971) was evaluated at three universities. Data were derived from program participant questionnaires; onsite visits; personal interviews (students, directors, professors, and administrators); program records; and community opinionnaires. Of the total 159 past and present participants, 105 or 66 percent responded to survey questions designed to elicit responses relative to the: program's relationship to grassroots determination of educational priorities and noneducation programs; need for such programs as compared to the availability of other programs; cost-effectiveness factors; professional advancements, salaries, and contributions of program graduates; types of institutional support found at the campuses. Findings indicated: 88 students had completed the Master's Degree, 7 the Educational Doctor's Degree, and 1 the Ph.D.; significant increases in salaries and responsibilities; significant concern among professors, administrators, and students about program funding and direction; greatest program successes were at Harvard (70.2 percent completion) and Penn State (64.1 percent completion). Recommendations emphasized program continuance, improved funding procedures, and the need for a program director. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.