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ERIC Number: ED264074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Jackhead Education Review.
Sealey, D. Bruce; Riffel, J. Anthony
A review of the community-controlled school on the Jackhead Indian Reserve evaluated the existing educational program for preschool through grade nine and set guidelines for the community to follow in improving the school. The study found not one of the 82 students achieving at grade level; 80% average attendance; 47% of the students had failed one or more times. Ten dropouts were interviewed: five left school because of personal reasons, the others cited boredom, inconsistent rules, and previous academic failure. Forty-one parents interviewed listed problems such as teacher acceptance of the community, discipline, curriculum and standards, educational materials, and lack of extracurricular activities. The report emphasized the responsibility of each segment of the community in educational improvement. Specific recommendations included: an incorporated body with total responsibility for educational programs, operations, and maintenance; school year increased to the standard number of days; attendance improvement project; regular testing program; identification of curriculum and teaching problems; development of in-service education plan, homework policy, and evening study hall; more effective communication between school and community; parent workshops and visitation and parent-school board meetings; student involvement in school newspaper, student council, and community projects; use of student tutors for younger children. A schedule of implementation was provided. (LFL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada