ERIC Number: ED176919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Outreach Program Needs Assessment Survey.
The Indian Outreach Program developed a questionnaire to determine the perceived postsecondary educational needs of Indian high school students and the students' perceptions of Yavapai College and its services. Nine hundred fifty surveys were mailed to high schools in the area served by the college; 328 useable questionnaires were obtained from students in grades 11 and 12. The results showed that most students had a favorable impression of Yavapai College but were unfamiliar with, and would like more information about, the educational services available. College extension programs were under-used by high school students; only 5.2% of the students responding had attended classes at extension sites, but 70.6% were interested in taking college courses while in high school. Strongest vocational and career interests were automotive technology, engineering, welding, and business administration. Other responses indicated the need for simplified admission and financial aid procedures, continuation of comprehensive English language and composition programs at the college level, and special services for married students and students with children. The data collected can lead to new approaches to student services for Indian high school students as well as Indian students already attending Yavapai College. (JH)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Career Choice, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Extension Education, High School Students, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yavapai Coll., Prescott, AZ.