ERIC Number: ED411107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Johnson-O'Malley National Association Conference Planning Committee 1995 Report (Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 4-8, 1995).
Johnson-O'Malley National Association.
This document summarizes proceedings of the 1995 Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) National Association Conference. The first section of the report overviews the history of the JOM program established through the Act of April 16, 1934. The goal of this legislation was to improve American Indian and Alaska Native education by increasing parental involvement. The act put JOM program funds into the general fund and local control of public school districts. However, in 1970 the Bureau of Indian Affairs phased out JOM from this funding source and converted the funding agreements to supplemental status. Since then JOM programs have experienced funding problems and lack of support from Congress. In 1994, the first JOM National Conference was held in Denver, Colorado, and the National Johnson-O'Malley Association was established, comprising representatives from tribal governments, tribal elders, Indian education committees, parents, students, educators, and administrators. The 1995 JOM conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was attended by over 400 people. The remainder of the report highlights conference proceedings, including workshops and work sessions, program cochairs' reports, resolution committee report, and a chronology of association activities during 1995. Appendices include 1995 JOM National Association Conference Planning Committee Board of Directors, JOM National Association Bylaws, a summary of 1994 JOM National Conference proceedings, 1996-97 JOM National Association Board of Directors, and minutes from the 1995 JOM National Planning Committee Meeting. (LP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Johnson-O'Malley National Association.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Johnson O Malley Act