ERIC Number: ED405169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of American Indian and Alaska Native Education: Results from the 1990-91 and 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Surveys.
Pavel, D. Michael; Curtin, Thomas R.
This report summarizes findings of the 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) with regard to schools that serve American Indian and Alaska Native students, and examines trends since 1990-91 when data were previously collected. In 1993-94, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and federally recognized tribes with BIA funding operated 170 elementary and secondary schools. In addition, 1,244 public schools had high Indian enrollment (at least 25 percent American Indian and Alaska Native students). These two types of schools were typically small and located in rural areas and small towns. However, of the 491,936 American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in K-12 classes, 53 percent attended public schools with low Indian enrollment. Chapters contain many data tables and figures and provide information for the three school types on the following: (1) school and student profiles (school location and size, student race/ethnicity, school programs and services, student-to-staff ratios, graduation rates and requirements, free and reduced-price lunch rates, student linguistic characteristics, support services, and student outcomes); (2) principal characteristics and attitudes (educational background, teaching experience, specialized training, salaries, school goals, perceptions of school problems and influential groups, and career plans); (3) teacher characteristics (demography, qualifications, salaries, and perceptions of problems); (4) teacher supply and demand; and (5) trends since 1991. Appendices include technical notes, tables of estimates and standard errors, and additional resources on SASS. Contains 71 references and an index. (SV)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Principals, Public Schools, School Demography, School Personnel, School Surveys, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Supply and Demand, Tribally Controlled Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.; Washington State Univ., Pullman.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)