ERIC Number: ED250133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Post-Secondary Accessibility for Frontier Students. Research: A Report of the Planning and Research Branch #83-06.
Lee, Linda E.
Existing enrollment and financial assistance data for Frontier School Division and provincial school students were examined to identify trends and factors in secondary and postsecondary school participation and to suggest strategies for increasing postsecondary accessibility and participation. Figures for 1977-1982 indicated that 25-30% of Frontier students received financial assistance from the Student Aid Branch and that retention through grade 12 increased for Frontier students while remaining stable for provincial students. Frontier vs. provincial overall figures revealed that more Frontier students expected to attend college but more provincial students expected to complete a degree. Other data reflected sex, parental and sibling influence, social and employment considerations, and support of other individuals. Financial and institutional barriers appeared to seldom hinder access to post-secondary education; the crucial, and very real barriers were social and cultural factors. To increase postsecondary participation and retention of Frontier students requires additional counseling, use of distance education and satellite campuses, college introductory and orientation programs, increased parental involvement, and adjustments in the student aid program. Future studies should focus on social and cultural factors and should develop and use effective data acquisition procedures. Comprehensive statistical data are presented in and appended to the report (MM)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, American Indian Education, Canada Natives, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Dropout Research, Educational Planning, Enrollment Influences, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Rural Education, School Holding Power, School Readiness, Secondary Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Planning and Research Branch.
Identifiers: Canada; Manitoba