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ERIC Number: ED045226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Pages: 102
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Language and Related Characteristics of 1968 Haskell Institute Students.
Goodner, James; And Others
It was hypothesized that learning problems differ for Indian students coming from homes where only an Indian language is spoken, Indian children whose families speak both an Indian language and English, and those from homes where only English is spoken. The student population was divided into 3 roughly equivalent groups by language category, and group characteristics were examined. Indian students numbering 689 responded to a survey eliciting information and attitudes concerning student characteristics, religious preference, friendship patterns, vocational preferences, attitude toward the Institute, and future plans. Indian students included in the study were from more than 70 different tribes with 70% being members of 15 predominantly Southwestern tribes. Although the 3 groups were similar in most respects, it was concluded that Indian students at Haskell Institute were a select population in that they already had experienced educational success and were sufficiently motivated to seek post high school training and education. It was felt that these factors were strong enough to neutralize many differences that might be found between Indian youth in general in each of the 3 language categories. The major portion of this document consists of survey instruments utilized and resultant statistical data. (EL)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.