ERIC Number: ED024485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Southern Arizona School-Age Indian Children, 1966-1967.
Kelly, William H.
The purpose of this study was to generate hypotheses which could feasibly be studied through the use of a data bank on Indian children. The study also produced some findings concerning the educational population (ages 6 through 18) of the Papago, Pima, and Maricopa tribes. An extremely high percentage of Indian children remain in school through the eighth grade. A substantial portion of this population is behind in grade placement as measured by expected grade age, possibly because of late initial entrance into the first grade, and retention in the first three grades due to lack of facility in the English language. The dropout rate is serious with 22.3 percent of Indian students leaving school before graduation. It was concluded that before research in Indian education could be productive and useful, further identification and description of the Indian population should be made. The document contains numerous tables of statistical data relating to the study. (DK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Public Instruction, Phoenix.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Bureau of Ethnic Research.
Identifiers: Maricopa (Tribe); Papago (Tribe); Pima (Tribe)