ERIC Number: ED453013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Fingertip Facts, 2000.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.
This booklet provides information about schools, colleges, and other educational programs supported by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP). During the 1999-2000 school year, OIEP directly served over 50,000 students and indirectly served over 400,000 students through its various programs. OIEP's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life, with consideration given to the mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and cultural aspects of the person served. OIEP encourages parent participation and tribal control of school programs, supports inclusion of American Indian languages and cultures in teaching and learning, supports local control, and involves communities and tribal leaders in consultations on all matters pertaining to education. The Goals 2000: Educate America Act and the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 have enhanced the office's educational reform efforts. All schools have developed Consolidated School Reform Plans, which include student achievement and behavioral goals, parental involvement goals, and staff development to improve teaching and learning. Technology advances through the Access Native America Project are bringing increasing numbers of BIA schools onto the Internet. Family literacy services are provided to 15,500 families with children aged 0-5 in 22 schools and communities. Various OIEP subdivisions, services, and programs are described, including K-12, preschool, adult, and higher education programs; professional development programs; and cooperative efforts with other agencies. (TD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrative Organization, Adult Education, American Indian Education, Colleges, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Public Agencies, Tribally Controlled Education
For full text: http://www.oiep.bia.edu/news.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000