ERIC Number: ED192977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Native American Education Program Title IV Indian Education Act, 1978-1979. Final Evaluation Report, Function No. 5004-94701.
Irizarry, Ruddie A.; And Others
Operating within the New York City Public School System for the past four years, this program offers direct services to Native American students and their parents by providing: (1) instruction in Native American history and cultural activities; (2) academic tutoring; (3) school/neighborhood liaisons; and (4) a resource center for information about Native Americans which includes a research library and telephone information service. Emphasis is on staff development and parental involvement. An evaluation based on data obtained from interviews with staff and participants, observations of various program activities, and examination of records indicates that the program has been successful in accomplishing its objectives, particularly in its school/neighborhood liaison component, in dissemination of information through the resource center and curriculum guides, and in its after school instructional program in Native American history and culture. Recommendations for next year include refinement of the history/culture tests and of the tutorial program, formulation of realistic competency standards in obtaining an Indian language instructor, implementation of better ways to collect needed information, and clarification and improvement of working relationships among the staff, the project director, the Board of Education, and the Parents' Committee. (CM)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Resource Centers, Self Actualization, Staff Development, Tutorial Programs, Urban American Indians
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.