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ERIC Number: ED082884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
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A Communication System for the American Indian in Higher Education.
Edington, Everett D.
There are fewer American Indians in higher education than most other minority groups. Among the few who are enrolled, there is a large percentage of dropouts. It has been extremely difficult to recruit, select, and keep Indian students, even at the graduate level. Several recommendations for obtaining more active Indian participation in higher education and in special programs such as administrator training fellowship programs can be suggested. A coordinated communication system could be established to inform students about available programs. In this system, a person could be designated to be responsible for selecting and recruiting Indian students. Colleges enrolling these students could have an Indian coordinator or counselor aware of all Indian students in their college who could help them from the very beginning. These counselors could coordinate their programs with those of local high schools. One of the major goals of this system could be to inform these students about financial aids and special programs. The curriculum should also be developed to help these students adjust to college life. Thus this system could aid in getting American Indians into higher education. (NQ)
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Note: Paper presented at University of California, Los Angeles American Indian Culture Center 1971 EPDA Short Term Summer Institute, Many Farms, Arizona, July 1971