ERIC Number: ED264073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Fifteen Most Common Needs of Indian Education.
Latham, Glenn I.
Educational needs characteristic of programs in Bureau of Indian Affairs schools or schools receiving Johnson-O'Malley funds on 16 reservations across the United States were presented with suggestions for meeting these needs. The needs were (1) increase academic engagement from the observed one-third of time intended for instruction; (2) increase use of cues and reinforcers and student involvement in the learning process to assure entry level skill mastery; (3) appropriately challenge students in academic performance and behavior compliance; (4) develop coordination among the referral, assessment, placement, and instructional processes in special education; (5) functionally define learning disabilities; (6) provide secondary school vocational education; (7) improve coordination between regular and special education; (8) improve parental involvement in the educational system; (9) eliminate effects of teacher isolation and cultivate professionalism; (10) decrease staff turnover or its effects; (11) establish a functional relationship between student Individualized Education Programs (IEPS) and classroom instruction; (12) improve inservice training; (13) decrease frequent student transfers between public and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools; (14) provide instruction in English; and (15) adequately supervise teachers. Six figures provide data and amplify the text. (LFL)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, American Indian Education, American Indians, Behavior Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Language of Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Parent Participation, Public Schools, Student Mobility, Student Needs, Student Placement, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Supervision, Teaching Methods, Time on Task, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Johnson O Malley Act