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ERIC Number: ED125804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 35
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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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.