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ERIC Number: ED088623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 38
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A Survey of the Occupational and Educational Needs of the American Indian in Dallas County.
McClure, Lyndon; Taylor, Matt
In 1971, during a minority recruitment project, the Dallas County Community College District discovered that reliable information about the Dallas Indian population did not exist. Therefore, this study was funded to investigate educational, employment, personal and cultural needs of the Indian community. The survey form contained 84 questions in 4 categories: (1) personal, (2) education, (3) employment, and (4) culture. Procedures to implement the survey included the hiring and training of Indian surveyors. Over 1,260 family units had been surveyed when data gathering was concluded on July 31, 1972. Indians came to Dallas because of a greater chance for employment and were planning to stay for the same reason, yet their children, born and raised in the city, expressed a strong desire to return to their parents' rural home. Almost 1/2 did not complete high school education. Only 44% attended a college or technical school. Only 3.1% completed 4 years of college and received a bachelor's degree. A great deal of interest was expressed in training for management and eventual self-employment. Roughly 3/4 of the respondents understood their native language and 50% said they spoke it. Eight recommendations were included; i.e., Indian organizations in Dallas should implement a program to aid Indians in their adjustment to city life. (FF)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.; Dallas County Junior Coll. District, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas