ERIC Number: ED328032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
The Recruitment and Retention of Minority Trainees in University Affiliated Programs. Native American Indians.
Layton, Jean; And Others
This monograph addresses the recruitment and retention of Native American Indians in University Affiliated Programs (UAP) which train personnel to provide health, education, and social services to people with developmental disabilities. It is designed to assist UAP faculty and staff to develop a comprehensive plan to increase the participation of Native American Indians. A chapter titled "Current Issues and Demographics" documents the low American Indian enrollment rate in higher education and its causes. "Identified Problems and Attempted Solutions in Education" outlines factors contributing to declining college enrollment among Native American Indians and uses a poem and a personal narrative by Native American Indians to describe the inadequacies of the education system and the cultural influences contributing to the target population's alcoholism and lack of personal goals and motivation. "Breaking Down the Barriers" focuses on three major barriers: cultural, academic, and financial. "Programming Possibilities" describes the essential components of a recruitment and retention plan: faculty involvement, financial assistance, marketing strategies, and cooperative efforts. Exemplary programs from Alaska, California, Colorado, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, the Philippines, and Canada are described. A bibliography of 39 references concludes the monograph. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.