ERIC Number: ED161572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation--Title IV Program Indian Education Act. Rice School District No. 20, San Carlos, Arizona.
National Indian Training and Research Center, Tempe, AZ.
A needs assessment survey to determine the kinds of activities that would best serve the motivational and academic needs of Apache students was submitted to 900 parents of children attending the Rice Elementary School District on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, Arizona. The six top priority items suggested by the parents included home reading material, tutoring aides, school pictures, a school monthly newspaper, a counselor program, and a parent committee. All of these ideas were implemented in the school program. A parent committee of 38 members was elected to set policies and guidelines for the operation of the Title IV program. In the course of the 1977-78 school year 12 members attended more than half of the meetings and were actively involved in planning. When asked to appraise each of the program components, a large majority of the school staff supported home reading material, counseling, and the use of a library aide. The newspaper, school pictures, and tutoring were supported by less than a majority of the staff. Opposing viewpoints between the teaching staff and parent committee indicated the need for increased communication and interaction between the two groups. An appendix provides a suggested needs assessment format, a counselor's statistical report, the tutor workshop training outline, and an excerpt from the school newspaper. (DS)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, American Indians, Counseling Services, Elementary Education, Library Technicians, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, School Newspapers, Supplementary Reading Materials, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Indian Training and Research Center, Tempe, AZ.