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ERIC Number: ED057960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Impact Analysis of an American Indian Literature Course on the Self-Image of Senior High School American Indian Students.
Fox, Sandra J.
The results of a survey of 13 high school seniors of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe are analyzed in this 1971 study designed to test the impact of an American Indian literature course offered at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School. Results of a questionnaire given before and after the literature course are presented in tabular form showing, in percentages, the responses on which the following 4 conclusions are based: that students read more when the material concerned Indians; that students did not learn to enjoy reading more; that students realized the value of "reading to learn"; and that students learned about their culture and heritage from the course. Four recommendations are made: that larger samples be gathered; that questionnaires which would better measure attitudes toward pride and identity be used; that investigators experiment with students of different ages; and that a determination be made of whether the findings are statistically significant. A copy of the questionnaire, a 33-item bibliography, and a list of materials used in the course are included. (PS)
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Identifiers: Sioux (Tribe)
Note: Master's thesis submitted to Pennsylvania State University, University Park