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ERIC Number: ED544623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
American Indian Education: The Role of Tribal Education Departments
Mackety, Dawn M.; Bachler, Susie; Barley, Zoe; Cicchinelli, Lou
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
This study describes the roles and responsibilities, organization and funding of Tribal Education Departments (TEDs) in the Central Region states. Tribal education departments are departments within tribes responsible for supporting the education of tribal members, created by the sovereign governments of federally recognized American Indian Tribes. This report is intended to provide the chiefs in the Central Region and their staffs with an overview of TEDs in order to support their work in improving educational outcomes for American Indian students and facilitate partnerships, collaborations, and further research. It deals with 4 study questions: (1) How are Tribal Education Departments defined, authorized, and funded? (2) What are the roles of Tribal Education Departments under the No Child Left Behind Act? (3) What services do Tribal Education Departments provide? and (4) What Policies or programs exist at federal, state, and local levels to enable the development of partnerships among Tribal Education Departments, State Education Agencies, and Local Education Agencies? Findings are presented by each research question. Appended are: (1) Research Methods; (2) Directory of Central Regional Tribal Education Departments and Examples of Selected TEDs; and (3) Interview Protocol. (Contains 1 table, 2 boxes, 2 footnotes, and 29 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Improving Americas Schools Act 1994 Title I; Indian Self Determination Education Assistance Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Johnson O Malley Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
IES Cited: ED551298