ERIC Number: ED036369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
"Dropout or Graduate? A Synthesis of Three Studies on the Degree of Success of American Indian High School Students in the Southwest."
Bass, Willard P.; Tonjes, Marian J.
Three studies, requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, were conducted by the Southwestern Cooperative Educational Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide information about the Indian high school student and graduate in the Southwest. These studies--a dropout study, a high school graduate follow-up study, and a 4-year longitudinal study of academic achievement--are synthesized in the document and examine family characteristics, high school student characteristics, post high school experiences of graduates, and opinions of high school graduates. Seven recommendations are offered which are aimed at 2 problem areas: (1) correcting deficiencies in basic communication skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing (universal problems hindering the Indian student) and (2) improving educational opportunities for Indian students. (SW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.