ERIC Number: ED125804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: N/A
Off-Reservation Boarding School Survey.
Underwood, George W.
Investigating the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) boarding schools, a survey team of researchers in law, accounting, education, and psychology gathered data from the 18 BIA off-reservation boarding schools (3 elementary, 12 secondary, and 3 post secondary schools). Data were utilized to examine: student characteristics; teacher-pupil ratios; operating costs for 1972-75; per pupil costs for each school (1975); operating costs for elementary, secondary, and post secondary schools (1975); dorm facilities; distribution of 1975 boarding school expenditures; annual operating costs vs consumer price index; major costs (total, education, facilities, and title programs); and construction costs. Major conclusions were: per pupil costs were not inordinate; post secondary admissions policies were based upon local rather than formal BIA policy; personnel costs were substantially fixed via Civil Service salaries; attempts to evaluate educational programs appeared minimal; uniformity of fiscal categories and program definition categories was minimal; development of long range career plans was not often accomplished; there was little cooperation between local colleges and boarding schools; teaching personnel were not always qualified; there was no systematic method of allocating funds; major recommendations from the 1969 Kennedy Report have yet to be implemented. (JC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Boarding Schools, Comparative Analysis, Construction Costs, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Facilities, Operating Expenses, Postsecondary Education, Resource Allocation, Student Characteristics, Student Teacher Ratio, Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.