ERIC Number: ED042528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
The Dropout Problem Among Indian and Metis Students.
Goucher, A. C.
The primary purpose of the study was to investigate the problem of student dropout among Indians and Metis at Frontier Collegiate Institute, a residential high school, in Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, Canada. The study utilized student questionnaires regardingschool experiences, residential life, and student assessment of the situation. Teacher questionnaires dealt with assessment of the district's educational situation, teacher-student relationship, and solutions to the dropout problem. Of the 293 resident students at Frontier Collegiate in April of 1967, 251 returned questionnaires. From the 103 teachers contacted, 38 questionnaires were returned. Studies of 4 of the communities from which the students came revealed the same common factors affecting student dropout at the institution. There was a striking resemblance between the problems facing the Canadian Indians and those facing Indians in the United States. The problems are brought about by cultural and value differences arising from comparison to a dominant middle-class white culture. Because of this, the study included a tour of various institutions in Canada and the United States. The main purpose of the tour was to interview persons actively associated with either Indian educational programs or other programs designed to meet the needs of children from an alien culture, whether that be founded on economics, nationality, race, or geographical location. (EJ)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Canada Natives, Cross Cultural Studies, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Research, Educational Research, High School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Dome Petroleum Limited, 706 - 7th Avenue S.W., Calgary 2, Alberta ($2.50)
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Authoring Institution: Dome Petroleum, Ltd., Calgary (Alberta).