ERIC Number: ED272915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Native Americans in Freshman Composition: Some Observations.
Since a high percentage of Native American students who begin college do not graduate, a summer survival program was created to assist Native American students in developing their scholastic abilities. The data establishing the need for such a program were provided by a study that compared the performance of all Native Americans enrolled in freshman composition with a group of randomly selected students from the general population. Analysis of the results revealed a need for a survival program. Features of the program include room and board on campus for two months under supervision of counselors, a small stipend for spending money, participation in workshops, and tutoring throughout the remainder of their years in college. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New Mexico Council of Teachers of English (Albuquerque, NM, September 20-21, 1985).