ERIC Number: ED261823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Native American Education Program, 1983-1984. O.E.A. Evaluation Report.
Cotayo, Armando; And Others
During 1983-84, in the final year of a 3-year funding cycle, the Native American Education Program provided after-school and summer session instruction and supportive services to approximately 500 Native American grade K-12 students scattered throughout New York City. The program was administered by the New York City Public Schools' Office of Bilingual Education and funded by Title IV of the Indian Education Act. Curriculum development continued, with emphasis on career orientation and alternatives available to Native American students. The program's instructional component included a 10-session mini-course on Native history, culture, and crafts in each of the city's boroughs; 31 presentations to Native American children in classes in their own schools throughout the city; trips to Native American cultural events; individualized assistance with research projects on Native American subjects; a tutoring program for reading and elementary mathematics; and a 6-week summer session. Other activities focused on personal, academic, and vocational guidance support services; staff development; and parent and community involvement. Recommendations included: finding more accessible quarters or concentrating on reaching students in their homes, schools, and communities; improving coordination with other Indian organizations to identify students and increase program participation; prioritizing objectives; and expanding satellite classes held throughout the city. (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 - 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)