American Indian Education: The Role of Tribal Education Departments
, Zoe Barley, Dawn Mackety
This study describes the roles and responsibilities, organization, and funding of Tribal Education Departments in the Central Region states.
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
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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