ERIC Number: ED213565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
How Instructors Demotivate the American Indian Community College Student. A Report of a Survey at Nebraska Indian Community College, Macy Campus, 1980-1981.
Griffin, William A., Jr.
During the fall of 1980, 83 students at Nebraska Indian Community College (Macy Campus) completed a survey to identify the key behaviors of community college instructors that demotivate American Indian community college students. Students were given a questionnaire, developed by Dr. James O. Hammons (University of Arkansas), listing 32 items that Dr. Hammons had collected from students over the past 10 years; three blank spaces were provided for listing demotivators not already included. Students were instructed to include their elementary, secondary, and college instructional experiences. The top 10 items tabulated and recorded were: talking down to or ridiculing students; showing disinterest in students and their views and problems; asking for questions but never answering them; failing to return assignments or returning tests and other material weeks after the material was turned in; using concepts and classification categories which students had never heard of; playing favorites; grading unfairly; coming to class late or unprepared; and using the lecture method exclusively. As a result of the survey, a slide-tape program for use with new faculty was written and produced at the college during the spring and summer terms. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Demotivation; Frustration; Nebraska Indian Community College Macy