ERIC Number: ED213550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Continuing a College Education: A Guide for the Family of the American Indian Student.
The second of a 3-part series to assist American Indian students to transfer successfully from 2-year community colleges to 4-year colleges or universities, this handbook is designed to help parents understand what their son or daughter is experiencing at college and to provide specific suggestions for parents and family to help the student be successful. Section I, understanding the college/university student, discusses homesickness, participation in school activities, demands on students' time and money, and conflicts over leaving family responsibilities. Section II, understanding college/university requirements, emphasizes the importance of complying with school deadlines (attending classes, writing papers, taking tests); maintaining grades; establishing healthful eating, exercise, and social habits; and becoming financially responsible. Section III suggests that parents can help students be successful by recognizing that the decision to attend college is honorable; having special family and/or tribal celebrations to show pride in the student's accomplishments; maintaining regular contact through letters, telephone calls, and visits; and encouraging and supporting the student's own decisions. Section IV explores dimensions of the future for successful students, including employment both in and outside the Indian community, the honor brought to the family through the successful graduate, and the challenge to provide an example to Indian youth. (NEC)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), American Indian Education, American Indians, College Transfer Students, Culture Conflict, Family Involvement, Higher Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship
ERIC/CRESS, Box 3AP, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (1-19 copies, $4.50 ea., $10.00/set of 3, 10% discount on 20 or more).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 210 and RC 013 212.