ERIC Number: ED368522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Educational Personnel Development Projects in Indian Education. Final Report.
Wechsler, Marjorie E.; And Others
The Educational Personnel Development (EPD) program provides training for educational personnel to serve American Indian and Alaska Native students. From FY 1987 to FY 1991, EPD grants averaging $2.25 million per year were awarded to 21 institutions, which provided academic counseling, direct financial assistance, and supplemental training to a total of 767 college students preparing to be teachers, administrators, and educational researchers. This document reports the results of a national evaluation of the EPD program for this 5-year period. The first chapter provides a program overview, reviews the need for qualified personnel in Indian education, and describes the study methods. Chapter 2 describes EPD grantees and program characteristics. The third chapter describes student participants, including the proportion who are American Indian, tribal affiliation, gender, age, location of residence, and personal educational and employment goals. The fourth chapter describes program funding and costs, including EPD allocation, allocations within projects, costs per participant, and cost differences between projects. The fifth chapter explores program outcomes, including the percentage of students who complete their studies and receive degrees, degrees obtained by project graduates, employment positions of students after they leave the EPD program, and the percentage of American Indians served in jobs held by participants. The sixth chapter summarizes the report and discusses related policy issues. Appendices contain portions of Public Law 100-297 and a Federal Register, data collection forms and results, and project abstracts. (KS)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, College Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Expenditures, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Student Financial Aid, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.; Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.