ERIC Number: ED082888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
College Recruitment of the American Indian.
Brown, Eddie F.
Many intelligent, talented, and capable American Indian youngsters finish elementary and secondary schools but do not enter college. The majority of those who do go on to college experience difficulty in keeping an acceptable grade average; consequently, few graduate. Present Indian recruiting programs have failed to identify the reason for this. Indian students do not enter college because of lack of motivation. This is usually due to lack of encouragement from family and teachers, improperly planned high school curriculum, and a misunderstanding of the importance of advanced education. Several suggestions can be offered for effective recruiting programs that not only get Indian students into college and out with a degree, but with self confidence, acumen, and desire to proudly make his place in society. Among these suggestions are: recruitment must begin when the student first enters high school; Indians already in college must become involved in the recruitment programs of school with a high concentration of Indian students; the college must be able to offer financial aid; the college curriculum must be developed to allow these students to catch up in English, math, or science and also prepare them to graduate within 4 years; and social activities with other Indians in college must be made available. (NQ)
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Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center.
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Note: Paper presented at the University of California, Los Angeles American Indian Culture Center 1971 EPDA Short Term Summer Institute, Many Farms, Arizona, July 1971