ERIC Number: ED167304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
19 Pueblo Dropout Study.
Naranjo, Tessie; Laktasic, Stanley
Primary objectives of the first comprehensive study of New Mexico Pueblo school dropouts were to identify and locate such dropouts, to determine reasons for Pueblo dropouts, and to identify types of counseling and services available. Of 710 identified dropouts, 328 from the 19 Pueblos were interviewed in home visits. Personal reasons (seeing no reason for being in school, pregnancy) accounted for 47.9% of the dropouts; school problems (boredom, inability to get along with teachers and classmates led to 38.7%; family and health problems caused the rest. Teachers were frequently available to help with academic problems, mainly in math and science, but counselors were generally not available to help with personal problems. About 87% of the dropouts planned to continue their educations either by earning a G.E.D. or by attending school. Although 37.3% were uncertain of career plans, 32% planned for vocations and 9.7% for paraprofessional jobs. Results tabulated by school district and individual Pueblo were similar in most cases, but there were some sex-related differences. In terms of course design, care should be taken to maintain interest for Pueblo students; current, informative classes in birth control and family planning should be developed and implemented. Tutorial services and the number of trained school counselors should be increased. The report contains a resource directory. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.
Authoring Institution: All Indian Pueblo Council, Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico