ERIC Number: ED039079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Indians and Their Education in Chicago. National Study of American Indian Education, Series II, No. 2.
Scott, George D.; And Others
As a part of the National Study of American Indian Education, this report seeks to bring together information concerning the characteristics and problems of American Indians in Chicago. Information in the document is based on interviews and observations of Indians in the community and the schools between August of 1968 and July of 1969. Over 200 school children, 21 teachers, 4 principals, and a random sample of 378 heads of families were interviewed. A modified version of the "Index of Status Characteristics" was employed for each family, yielding socioeconomic data. The study revealed 3 distinct groups among the approximately 10,000 Indian residents in the uptown area of the city: (1) a dispersed middle-class group, who are assimilating into the general middle class; (2) a growing stable working class; and (3) an unstable lower working class group in which most of the city's Indian population falls. A positive correlation was found between educational attainment and socioeconomic position of family and was reflected in the Indian children's school attendance and achievement. (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois (Chicago)