American Indian Education: The Role of Tribal Education Departments

Author(s): Susan Bachler, Zoe Barley, Louis Cicchinelli, Dawn Mackety

Audience(s): Policymakers

Product Description:

This study describes the roles and responsibilities, organization, and funding of Tribal Education Departments in the Central Region states.

Key Ideas:

Researchers found that Tribal Education Departments:

  • Are responsible for educating their child and adult tribal members
  • Are authorized by federal legislation but independently organized and supervised
  • Provide programs and services, such as
    • Parenting skills workshops
    • Child advocacy
    • Culturally training for teachers
    • Federal grants administration

APA Citation:

Mackety, D. M., Bachler, S., Barley, Z., & Cicchinelli, L. (2009) American Indian education: The role of Tribal Education Departments. Denver, CO: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning.

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