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ERIC Number: ED082876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 133
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The Formal Education of Menominee Children at the High School Level: Students.
Sherarts, I. Karon; And Others
A study examining Menominee high school students' attitudes towards formal education was conducted during May and June of 1969. A white male interviewed 83 students who were Menominee or had other tribal affiliations. Of those interviewed, 46 0/0 were female and 54 0/0 were male. All but 2 lived in Menominee County. The students responded to questions on parental attitudes toward education; parental contact with high school; student interest in academics; the relationship between formal education and adulthood; the use of study centers; tribal language and culture and their relationship to school; teachers; principals; guidance; student council; student involvement in school activities; and Indian and white peer relationships. Major findings were: (1) Menominee students characterized themselves as more friendly, more adventuresome, freer of parental control, more casual, more interested in happiness than success, and better athletics than Whites; (2) most of the Menominee students did not feel teachers were prejudiced; and (3) the majority of the students wanted both Menominee language and culture taught in high school. Data are shown in percentages along with excerpts of the interviews. A copy of the student handbook is in the appendix. (NQ)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.