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ERIC Number: ED350119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Indian Dropout: An Annotated Bibliography.
This annotated bibliography represents literature on the phenomenon of American Indian students dropping out of school. The bibliography describes 31 titles, including research reports, reports from state departments of public instruction, national reports, action reports, and "how to" books. Of the 31 entries, 18 report on Indian student dropout rates at the secondary and college level. Other reports discuss causes for dropping out of school among Indian students and efforts to prevent Indians from dropping out. The range of dropout rates among American Indians is between 25 and 85 percent. Nationally, the average dropout rate among American Indians in high school is about 50 percent; among American Indians in college, the average rate is approximately 37 percent. Many researchers give a 1-year rate; however, a more accurate way to determine the dropout rate for a population is to conduct a longitudinal study that follows students over a 4-year period beginning when they enter 9th grade. Additionally, looking at college students 6 to 8 years later is more accurate, since very few Indian students complete a college degree in 4 years. Each entry in this bibliography includes the name and address of the institution responsible for the report; the name of the report; the name, address, and telephone number of the author; and an abstract. The bibliography contains charts and graphs illustrating American Indian student dropout rates. (LP)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coalition for Indian Education, Albuquerque, NM.