ERIC Number: ED233868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Native American Education Program, 1981-82: O.E.E. Evaluation Report.
During 1981-82, the Native American Education Program, based in a lower working class neighborhood in Manhattan, served 360 Native American children (K-12) scattered throughout New York City. Goals of visiting and interviewing 50% of the target population of 500 Native American students in the city were substantially realized. Materials and curriculum development continued, with progress made on Shinnecock, Mohawk and Cherokee curricula. Instruction in Native history and culture was given in five mini-courses in different boroughs. Information on educational opportunities was provided at the central site and through home visits and a workshop. Special activities, with student and parent participation, included trips to the Shinnecock and Ward/Pound Ridge Delaware Reservations, the Black Bear trading post and museum, an American Indian spiritual musical play, and a New Jersey program for Ramapo Indian children. Staff members attended workshops and conferences to upgrade their knowledge of Native history and culture and to develop professional/administrative skills. Parents showed active and continuing commitment to the program through support for program activities, input into decision making, and participation in trips, cultural activities and workshops. Recommendations include better publicity, prioritizing needs, and finding a more accessible central site. (MH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indian Education, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Community Services, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Minicourses, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Resource Centers, Staff Development, Staff Role, Tribes, Urban American Indians
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)