ERIC Number: ED211258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Morning Star Cycle Two: Follow-up Study.
Sloan, L. V.
Semi-structured telephone interviews were used to gather follow-up data on students who completed the 1977-1979 Morning Star cycle two program, a community-based Native teacher education program at the Blue Quills Native Education Centre leading to a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta. Of the 24 students who completed cycle two, 19 qualified for a conditional certificate. As of fall 1980, 8 students accepted full-time teaching positions, 6 of these on Indian reserves or Metis colonies in northern Alberta. Ten students took at least 1 year of further study toward their B.Ed. degree since completing cycle two. Five students accepted positions in areas other than education, and only one student was unemployed for any sustained period of time. Students contacted were almost unanimous in their belief that the program should continue. Findings supported the decision to extend the cycle three program from 2 to 3 years, for only 5 of the 19 students who qualified for conditional certification took advantage of this provision and accepted a teaching position without taking further university training. Students indicated the program benefitted them personally by providing training, improving employment opportunities, and increasing cultural awareness. Brief resumes of 24 students who completed cycle two and 6 who did not are included. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Faculty of Education.; Blue Quills Native Education Council (Alberta).; Saddle Lake/Athabasca District Council of Chiefs (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada