ERIC Number: ED245870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Washington State Johnson O'Malley Indian Education Annual Report 1982-83.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
In 1982-83, the 18 school districts and 1 tribe receiving Johnson O'Malley funds for American Indian education in Washington attempted to increase reading and mathematics proficiency, improve Native American high school graduation rates, and promote cultural awareness activities in schools with high Native American enrollments. By limiting their objectives and using parent volunteers, the programs kept their commitment to improving educational opportunities for Native American children and resulted in a generally steady academic gain, despite reduced funding. Johnson O'Malley funding for the projects provided $237,000 (down $27,000 from 1981-82) plus $28,690 from 1982 funding for 1,695 students. The programs focused on cultural reinforcement (leadership development, career awareness, life skills) and on positive interaction among parent committees, staff, and local education agency officials. The programs had several difficulties during the year. Despite increased counseling efforts, high school dropout rates rose. Also, budget reductions restricted inservice opportunities. Further problems involved improving staff-Native community relations, increasing parent committee participation, and encouraging student participation in school activities. The objectives and evaluations of the 19 programs are included. The report includes a directory of the Johnson O'Malley programs and describes other state and federal programs providing benefits to American Indian public school students. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Attendance Patterns, Cultural Awareness, Dropouts, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, High School Graduates, Mathematics Skills, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Proposals, Reading Skills, School Community Relationship, School Counseling
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Johnson O Malley Act