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ERIC Number: ED055718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963-Aug
Pages: 93
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A Study of Some of the Important Factors Which Encourage Indian Students in Apache and Navajo Counties in Arizona to Seek a Higher Education After High School Graduation.
Hamblin, John Ray
This master's thesis sought to examine factors which encourage Indian students in Apache and Navajo counties in Arizona to seek higher education after high school graduation. Information was sought in an attempt to answer the following question: What effect do the tribal scholarship fund, students themselves, parents, high school teachers, and friends have on encouraging Indian students to seek higher education? Utilizing 126 completed questionnaires received from Indian seniors in 8 high schools and 40 completed questionnaires received from teachers of these students, the data were organized into 4 sections: student background and personal data, Indian family data, scholarship data, and teacher and school data. Among the conclusions, it was noted that most Indian high school seniors had a strong desire to continue high school and improve themselves; most graduating seniors were realistic in their educational desires; scholarships needed to be large enough to provide for essential student needs; parents were important in encouraging the students to seek higher education; and many Indian parents had unsteady income, thereby negating a secure source of money for their children's pursuits of higher education. Included are 6 recommendations, a 36-item bibliography, 26 tables, and the student and teacher questionnaires. (MJB)
Inter-Library Loan from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona