ERIC Number: ED463917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Improving Academic Performance among Native American Students: A Review of the Research Literature.
Demmert, William G., Jr.
This literature review examines research-based information on educational approaches and programs associated with improving the academic performance of Native American students. A search reviewed ERIC's over 8,000 documents on American Indian education, as well as master's and doctoral dissertations and other sources of research on the education of Native Americans. Selected research reports and articles were organized into the following categories: early childhood environment and experiences; Native language and cultural programs; teachers, instruction, and curriculum; community and parental influences on academic performance; student characteristics; economic and social factors; and factors leading to success in college or college completion. The status of research and major research findings are reviewed for each of these categories; brief summaries of research findings with citations are included following the review of each category. Also included are an annotated bibliography of more than 100 research reports, journal articles, and dissertations, most published after 1985; and a bibliography of 23 additional references to other literature reviews and non-Native studies. (SV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Higher Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Characteristics
For full text: http://www.ael.org/eric/demmert.htm.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV.
Note: Online publication.