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ERIC Number: ED073899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-29
Pages: 20
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Value Conflicts as a Cause for Drop Outs.
McDonald, Arthur
The basic causes for the high rate at which American Indians drop out of college were listed and discussed in this paper. Information gathered from interviews with Indian students was presented along with the author's personal interpretations. The stated causes of the high drop-out rate were education, finances, racism, role models, and cultural differences. The inadequacies of education in reservation and near-reservation schools were mentioned as major stumbling blocks to successful higher education for many Indian students. It was noted that the differences in values of the reservation Indian, in terms of overall objectives as well as daily life styles, created in the Indian student conflicts that contributed to the drop-out problem. It was the author's stated opinion that the drop-out problem will continue until institutions can learn to be accepting of other values and can learn that there might be other meaningful life objectives. (PS)
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Note: Paper presented at the Native American Teacher Corps Conference (Denver, Colorado, April 26-29, 1973)