ERIC Number: ED245857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Native American Education Program, 1982-83. OEE Evaluation Report.
During 1982-83, the Native American Education Program provided after-school and summer session instruction and supportive services to approximately 450 Native American grade K-12 students scattered throughout New York City. Goals of visiting and interviewing 50% of the target population were realized, with 220 home visits made. Materials and curriculum development continued, with progress made on Shinnecock curriculum. Instruction in Native history and culture was given during a 10-session mini-course in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens and during numerous in-school presentations. Tutoring was provided at the resource center. A workshop and resource center materials offered information on education opportunities. Special activities, with student and parent participation, included trips to the Shinnecock and Ward/Pound Ridge Delaware Reservations, Black Bear Trading Post, Ramapough Indians, and Phildelphia Pow Wow. A first annual Native American Education Day Celebration featured traditional music, crafts, games, storytelling, foods, and speakers. Recommendations included: finding more accessible quarters or concentrating efforts in reaching students in their homes, schools, and communities; prioritizing objectives and determining if staffing permits the carrying out of proposed activities; listing the program telephone number in the New York City directory; and developing a flyer to encourage parents to submit certification statements needed for student participation. (NEC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indian Education, Community Services, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Minicourses, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Tribes, Urban American Indians
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)