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ERIC Number: EJ1000410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0161-6463
Native American Student Participation in Study Abroad: An Exploratory Case Study
Wanger, Stephen P.; Minthorn, Robin Starr; Weinland, Kathryn A.; Appleman, Boomer; James, Michael; Arnold, Allen
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v36 n4 p127-151 2012
This exploratory case study examines the participation of Native American students in study abroad and institutional policies and practices that either impede or enhance participation. The study surveys all Native students enrolled at the American university that produces the most Native graduates with bachelor's degrees. Although Native students value the benefits of study abroad, the study finds that they face a unique confluence of factors that limit participation. The role of Native students' social networks (family, tribal members, friends, Native advisors) is found to be prominent in deliberations about participation. Social capital theory is employed for analysis of the findings. (Contains 6 tables and 40 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma; United States