ERIC Number: ED030063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Study of the Characteristics of Successful and Unsuccessful Students Enrolled in the Adult Indian Training Program Conducted by the Adult Education Center of the University of Montana.
Allen, Ronald Lorraine
This study sought to determine characteristics of successful and unsuccessful students in a program of adult Indian basic, prevocational, and family life education conducted at the University of Montana. Subjects were 127 Indians from seven Montana reservations. They were divided into three groups; those who successfully completed the program; unsuccessful students who withdrew voluntarily; and unsuccessful students who were terminated for disciplinary reasons. Other variables were home reservation, age, sex, marital status, amount of Indian blood, type of school attended, highest grade completed, and results on the California Achievement Test (CAT), Nelson Reading Test, and General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB). Older enrollees (over 27), and those from the Blackfeet and Crow reservations, were more successful, respectively, than younger enrollees and those from other reservations. Enrollees who had attended Indian schools were less successful than those from mission schools or public schools. Performance on the CAT, the GATB, and the Nelson Reading Test apparently was not related to success or lack thereof. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Adult Basic Education, Adult Dropouts, Age Differences, American Indians, Aptitude Tests, Discipline, Doctoral Dissertations, Family Life Education, Marital Status, Racial Characteristics, Reading Tests, Research, Residential Patterns, Sex Differences
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Authoring Institution: Montana Univ., Missoula.
Identifiers: California Achievement Tests; General Aptitude Test Battery; Nelson Reading Test