ERIC Number: ED458057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
BC College and Institute Aboriginal Former Student Outcomes, 1999. Special Report on Aboriginal Former Students from the 1995, 1997, and 1999 BC College and Institute Student Outcomes Surveys.
British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, Victoria.; Centre for Education Information, Victoria (British Columbia).
This report examines the employment, further education, and satisfaction outcomes of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal former students who attended public colleges and institutes in British Columbia (Canada). Data were drawn from 1995, 1997, and 1999 surveys of 2,323 Aboriginal and 55,252 non-Aboriginal former students approximately 9 months after they completed all or most of their program. Outcomes were compared for arts and science programs, applied programs (those leading to employment in a specific field), and adult basic education (ABE) programs (those providing education at the secondary level or lower). Aboriginal students were more likely to be female and older, compared to other survey respondents. Aboriginal students were more inclined to enroll for academic or credential-related reasons than non-Aboriginal students. More Aboriginal students were enrolled in ABE programs than non-Aboriginal students. Aboriginal students were less likely (47 percent) to be employed full-time than non-Aboriginal students (61 percent). The rate of going on to further studies increased for Aboriginal respondents in applied and ABE programs but changed little in arts and sciences programs. Although a majority of Aboriginal respondents reported that their education prepared them very well for further studies or for getting and performing their jobs, some Aboriginal students wanted more Aboriginal content in the curriculum, better day-care facilities, increased tutoring and individual attention, better instructors, and increased student services. Appendices contain notes on the survey project, a glossary, and data tables. (TD)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Canada Natives, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education
For full text: http://outcomes.ceiss.org/Publications/aboriginal/ab full re port.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, Victoria.; Centre for Education Information, Victoria (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada