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ERIC Number: ED526311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-16
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Encouraging Post-Secondary Native American Student Persistence
Mosholder, Richard; Waite, Bryan; Goslin, Chris
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Native American students are the most likely racial/ethnic group tracked in post-secondary American education to be affected by poverty and limited access to educational opportunities. In addition, they are the most likely to be required to take remedial course work and are the least likely to graduate from college. A review of the literature was undertaken to analyze the research and opinions directed towards improving Native American student persistence and academic success at the post-secondary level. Five factors emerged during this review that correlate with Native American student post-secondary persistence. These are skill development, family and peer support, appropriate role-models, awareness and use of financial aid, and a culturally sensitive school environment. In addition to this literature review a qualitative research study was conducted in order to examine what current Native American college students' perceptions of their college experience were and what could be done to enhance these perceptions. What we found, among other things, was that much more attention needs to be paid to creating out of class activities and socials in order for Native American students to interact more with each other and the college community. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A