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ERIC Number: ED056786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 21
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University "Headstart" for Indian Students.
Chefurka, P. M.; Simons, George
In order to help orient Indian students to the facilities and opportunities available at an institution of higher learning, the following program was developed at the University of Western Ontario. First, letters were circulated to departmental chairmen and faculty members asking them to write a papagraph describing each summer job that could be done by a bright grade 12 or 13 student (the department would pay part or all of the student's wages or an attempt would be made to find the money elsewhere). One the number of jobs was ascertained, letters were sent to Indian Affairs counsellors who were to recruit Indian students having plans to attend a university or community college in the fall. Initially, the students were asked to indicate their main interest and departmental preference at the university. After sufficient positions had been committed, a list of job descriptions along with an interview application was mailed to the students. Students selected to take part in the project were notified to come to the university (travel fare and lodging were provided) where they were interviewed by professors representing the student's first and/or second departmental choice. All students were then placed. During the summers of 1969 and 1970, 27 students participated. Generally, students' reactions to the program have been positive. (LS)
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Identifiers: Canada