ERIC Number: ED127051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: N/A
Brief History of Cherokee Schools 1804-1976.
DuPree, T. J.
BIA Education Research Bulletin, v4 n2 p3-11 May 1976
Presenting a brief history of Mississippi's Cherokee Schools (1804-1976), this article emphasizes the gradual implementation of innovative programs since 1970 under guidance by the Policy Advisory Committees (PAC) which are composed of a majority of parents and a minority of professionals. Specifically, this article elaborates upon the educational objectives of four programs now operative in the Cherokee Schools. These programs are indentified as: (1) the follow-through (FT) Englemann-Becker Model (a K-3 program administered by PAC via a Bureau of Indian Affairs principal, a teacher supervisor, and a PAC-hired FT director utilizing the Direct Instructional System of Teaching and Remediation (DISTAR) materials and involving nongraded materials, departmentalization by class or group, parent involvement/participation in PAC and classrooms, etc.); (2) organization of a modified, mongraded, and departmentalized intermediate level to accomodate FT students; (3) Public Law 89-10 Title I Program (elementary and secondary remedial education in reading, math, language, learning disabilities, speech, hearing, and special education for the very slow learners); (4) Learning Disabilities Program (a Title VI diagnostic-prescriptive and training center). Statistics comparing the academic achievement of Cherokee Schools' students with national norms are also presented for 1970-1975. (JC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advisory Committees, American Indians, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, History, Learning Disabilities, National Norms, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Remedial Instruction, Special Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.