ERIC Number: ED238631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-12
Reference Count: N/A
Bureau of Indian Affairs Plans to Consolidate Off-Reservation Indian Boarding Schools.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
A report on Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) plans to consolidate off-reservation Indian boarding schools resulted from a request by 26 Representatives that the General Accounting Office review the 10 BIA schools, in order to assess the basis for school closures and BIA plans for student placement. Randomly selected student files (210) indicated educational criteria were the primary reason for student admission at 5 schools and social criteria at 4 schools. During 1982-83, eight schools offered at least three major special education and social programs, and two offered two; these programs included remedial learning in mathematics, reading, and language for students performing two or more years below normal grade level; handicapped education (basic subjects, special training); and intensive residential guidance (counseling, supervised study, recreational activities) for students who had problems staying in school. Between 1978 and 1983, staffing decreased at eight schools and increased at two, resulting in changes in courses offered. In the same period, enrollments declined at 6 schools and increased at 4; largest decreases (46%, 57%) were because no 1982 freshmen were admitted to 2 high schools BIA planned to close. Appendices contain summaries of the 10 schools, with information on history, student social/educational characteristics, special programs, physical condition of school, staffing, enrollment, and dormitory/classroom space. (MH)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, American Indian Education, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Classrooms, Counseling Services, Curriculum, Dismissal (Personnel), Dormitories, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Regulation, Improvement Programs, Institutional Characteristics, Relocation, School Buildings, School Closing, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Student Placement
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.