ERIC Number: ED098001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Education Related Attitudes of Tribal and Non-Tribal Workers at Langer Plant at Rolla, North Dakota. Final Report.
North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks.
The study examined differences in education-related attitudes between a group employed in a technologically and scientifically oriented manufacturing facility and a group from a job environment that reflected chronic unemployment, low skill requirements, terminal achievement levels, and poor opportunities for advancement. Questionnaires were administered to 80 employees (both tribal and nontribal) of the William Langer Jewel Bearing Plant and 52 household heads from the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation (Chippewa). Basic areas covered by the questionnaire were educational aspiration, individual achievement, educational experience, work evaluation, educational influence, public interest, life environment, and background variables. An analysis of attendance of Turtle Mountain enrollees in colleges and universities and an analysis of Belcourt High School students' educational achievements considering their parents' occupational status were also conducted. With the exception of a few items such as the expectation of government aid for their children, an assessment that the costs of education were too high, and a basic interest in tribal affairs, a very similar distribution of response existed for the three target groups. Significant differences existed between groups in regard to specific situations which placed attitudinal constraints on the group, such as the availability of Bureau of Indian Affairs post-secondary education grants. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota