ERIC Number: ED097158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Dillingham Foreign Study Program Evaluation. Final Report.
The Dillingham (Alaska) Foreign Study Program Evaluation covers 3 school years (1970-71 through 1972-73). The program was an innovative direction for rural education in expanding the students' (predominantly Native American) experience during their senior year in high school, and offering early entrance into college. The Center for Northern Educational Research was asked to evaluate: (1) the increase in the students' entrance and success in college; (2) attitudinal changes occuring in their outlooks and future options; (3) the influence of the structure of the program on their success and how the structure differed every year. To measure the effects of the program on college entrance and success in each of the 3 years, the students' rates of entrance and success in college were compared to Native American students enrolled for the first time in the University of Alaska. Assessment of student attitudes toward themselves and their future were obtained (third year only) from: (1) a questionnaire asking if they had changed on the trip, and how; and (2) a questionnaire concerning occupational educational goals administered three times during the program. Some findings indicated that the increase in college entrance and success had: a large impact (1970-71); a sizeable impact (1971-72); and a good effect (1972-73). No definite conclusions were made about attitudinal changes in self-concept and future possibilities. However, the students' self-reports raised the possibility that some favorable results did occur. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Dillingham City School District, AK.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Center for Northern Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska