ERIC Number: ED207777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Future of Indian People Rests with Their Young. An Administrative and Programmatic Study of the Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.
Identification of problems encountered by the Office of Indian Education (OIE) and development of recommendations to improve administrative and programmatic effectiveness of OIE were goals of this study, prepared by a team from the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE). Information for evaluation was obtained from 20 survey forms completed by OIE staff; selected newspaper articles, correspondence, memos and related materials; and interviews with 24 legislators and educators. Problems reported, OIE responses, and NACIE recommendations were detailed for: staffing; grants review process; contracts and grant awards; personnel (exit interviews, job descriptions, interpersonal/communications problems, career development); OIE's mission, purpose, goals, objectives and philosophy; programmatic services; management practices; space shortages; external relations; staff relationships; code of ethics; internal management; and internal budget. Conclusions were: to evaluate OIE's credibility, effectiveness, accountability and responsiveness, NACIE should devise a periodic process to review OIE's progress in the Department of Education (ED); to clarify OIE's role and improve its visibility, NACIE should initiate activities within ED, OIE, and the House Education and Labor Committee. Appendices include: history of NACIE; NACIE model and survey form and list of data sources used for this study; agenda for NACIE study team; and NACIE Presidential appointees. (AW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.