ERIC Number: ED357914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Education Summer Institutes and Indian Education School Improvement Programs. Evaluation Report.
Savard, William G.
This report evaluates two aspects of the Northwest Educational Laboratory Indian Education Program. These were: (1) seven week-long Indian Education Summer Institutes, conducted in the years 1988 to 1991, in which 329 educators from Montana and Washington addressed issues relevant to Indian education; and (2) the Indian Education Schools Improvement Programs conducted at 29 school locations in the Northwest to provide staff training and develop a local capacity to learn about and solve problems related to Native American education. Telephone interviews were conducted with randomly selected participants in both programs. Data are organized around the questions of the interview protocol and include a listing of all responses. Questions regarding the summer institutes and the Schools Improvements Programs addressed the following topics: (1) whether the programs made any difference in teaching or providing services to Native American children; (2) whether participants trained others or shared information about the programs; (3) whether participants had an opportunity to influence instructional practice or policy as it affects Native American children; (4) what the most important aspect of the program was and recommendations for future programs. Several questions unique to the Schools Improvement Programs addressed whether the program impacted school organization or made a difference in how school staff members related to each other. The report also includes information from two site visits to Indian Education School Improvement Programs. This report concludes that both programs were successful in meeting the expectations and needs of the participants. The appendix includes a sample Summer Institute topical schedule. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.