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ERIC Number: ED073901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 97
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A Study of Effectiveness of Existing Native American Studies Programs in Selected Universities and Colleges.
Leitka, Eugene
The effectiveness of Native American Studies Programs in universities and colleges throughout the United States and Canada was studied. The main thrust of the hypothesis was that a comparative study be made of the varied components of each Native Studies Program and the relationship to its holding power of Indian students as compared to institutions that had no such program. The method of gathering data was by questionnaires, coupled with site visits. Of the questionnaires sent to 100 selected institutions, 59% responded to the survey--30 with Native Studies Programs and 29 without. In Appendix A is a list of the selected institutions for the study and the instrument that was utilized. Emphasis was placed on the comparative dropout rate of Indians among those institutions with Native Study Programs versus those without. Other factors examined were availability of special counseling, number of Indian staff and faculty directly related to Indian programs, financial support for Indian programs, and Indian-related courses and materials being utilized in the programs. Findings indicated that institutions with Indian programs have a significantly lower dropout rate while an increase was shown in the enrollment of Indian students as compared to those institutions without programs specifically designed for American Indians. (Author/FF)
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