ERIC Number: ED192938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Learning Years: Profiles in Indian Adult Education.
Van Brocklin, Bruce, Ed.
Biographical sketches of 37 American Indian adults who successfully completed high school equivalency programs are compiled in this booklet designed to meet the two-fold purpose of honoring adult Indian students who have overcome hardships to achieve their educational goals and improving the educational outlook for Indian children through encouraging Indian parents to participate in educational programs. The biographical sketches are arranged under 22 Indian adult education programs, many funded by Title IV of the Indian Education Act of 1972. The biographies, ranging in length from one to several paragraphs, report the educational accomplishments of Indian adults of all ages (from late teens to late sixties), representing over 15 tribes. Emphasis is placed on the individuals' reasons for dropping out of school, their motivation for resuming study, and the benefits from obtaining the GED (General Educational Development Test) diploma. Frequently reported benefits are feelings of personal accomplishment, better jobs, and the opportunity to enroll in higher education degree programs. The booklet includes photographs of many biographees and addresses, phone numbers, and contact persons for each of the participating programs. (JH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, American Indian Education, American Indians, Biographies, Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, High School Equivalency Programs, Motivation, Participant Satisfaction, Quality of Life
UIATF, PO Box 99253, Seattle, WA 98199 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, Seattle, WA.