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ERIC Number: ED119917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Pages: 193
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Alaskan Native Dropouts: A Comparison of the Characteristics of 259 Alaskan Native Students Who Dropped Out of School During the Academic Year 1969-1970.
Elias, David William; And Others
Characteristics and attitudes of the Alaska Native School Dropout (N=259 from the 1969-70 school year) were surveyed by seven graduate students placed throughout Alaska during the summer of 1970. Focus was on questions relative to: (1) factors influencing dropouts; (2) students' occupations since leaving school; (3) student vocational preferences and future educational plans; (4) social services received by students since leaving school; and (5) kinds of additional services provided students and characteristics of students wanting additional services. Utilizing the chi square test at a significance of .05, student characteristics were compared and analyzed. In general, results indicated that the Alaska Native high school dropout: (1) was equally likely to have been male or female; (2) was approximately 17.5 years old; (3) had 6.4 siblings; (4) came from small villages (over 50 percent); (5) was single; (6) had lived most of his life with both natural parents; (7) was attending either 9th or 10th grade at the time he left school; (8) had been arrested one or more times; (9) was planning to return to school; (10) had a sibling who had also dropped out of school; (11) had not been contacted or helped by any social agency since leaving school; (12) was most inclined to cite "not liking school" as the reason for leaving; (13) preferred to return to a Bureau of Indian Affairs school (45.7 percent). (JC)
Inter-Library Loan, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84412
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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