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ERIC Number: ED063991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Pages: 19
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The Effect of a Five Week Pre College Orientation Program for Indian Students.
Goodson, William Dale
A 5-week pre-college orientation program for new freshman American Indian students was conducted in the summer of 1970 by Brigham Young University. The program included weekly field trips to industries in the area, help with study skills, problem solving, choosing a college major, positive thinking, and experience with college English and math. Three groups (the Indian orientation students, and control groups of Indian and Caucasian students) were compared on 3 instruments to determine if the orientation program aided Indian students in their college major choice, in development of mature vocational attitudes, and in development of improved self concept. It was found that the orientation program did aid Indian students significantly. A one-year follow-up of college grades showed that the Indian orientation students made significantly greater grade gains over that which was expected than did the Indian students not taking orientation, with the female orientation students making the greater gain. (Author/PS)
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