Poarch Creek Indian parents' perceptions of schools Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
  • Martin, Karla Susanne
    • Affiliation: School of Education
  • This study examines Poarch Creek Indian parents' perceptions of 1) education quality, 2) parent involvement, 3) Indian culture, and 4) suggestions. This study was designed with the tribe's education director to help address the educational needs of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Through 79 parent surveys and six individual interviews with parents, perceptions were recorded and analyzed to better understand parents' feelings about their child(ren)'s school. Overall parents were very pleased with the quality of education that the schools provide. Parents reported to be involved with their child’s education at home and school. However, parents had mixed feelings about how schools are teaching Indian culture and history. Parents also had suggestions for ways that schools and the tribe can help to improve education. All of this information has been complied, analyzed, and written into an easily accessible report for parents, community members, and tribal leaders.
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  • Noblit, George W.
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