ERIC Number: ED156411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report of Indian Education in Montana. Johnson-O'Malley Activities, Fiscal Year 1974.
Montana State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Helena.
Montana's Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) funds provided services for 6,094 and 7,613 Indian students respectively in 1973 and 1974. JOM funds were channeled into special projects, i.e., home-school coordinators, tutors, counselors, special transportation, special teachers, Indian teacher aides, Indian studies classes, summer programs, field trips, cultural programs, and boarding home care. Kindergarten programs were also made available to Indian children. Two other "very successful" JOM projects were the Montana Indian Youth Practicum (a statewide gathering of Indian youth to allow them to become more familiar with Tribal government, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Montana Inter-tribal Policy Board) and the Speech Tournament which allowed Indian students to compete against one another in speech and debate. In 1974, there were also 28 local Indian parent advisory committees operating in 28 school districts. Although their involvement in JOM program planning and evaluation varied from school to school, most committees made tremendous gains and their input into JOM funded special projects had a very positive affect on the education of Indian children. This report presents the school reports of JOM funded projects, the JOM annual financial report, the administrative budget, a summary of allocations, JOM and Title IV enrollment data, and a summary of the Title IV Indian Education Act. Tabular data pertain to JOM allocations by reservations; and Montana Indian reservation statistics on enrollment, teachers, and school board members. (NQ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Annual Reports, Bilingual Education, Educational Finance, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Federal Aid, Parent Participation, Program Costs, Public Schools, Resource Allocation, School Activities, Special Programs, Summer Programs, Tables (Data), Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Education Act 1972; Johnson O Malley Act