ERIC Number: EJ480038
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Increasing the Retention of American Indian Students in Professional Programs in Higher Education.
Tate, Donald S.; Schwartz, Charles L.
Journal of American Indian Education, v33 n1 p21-31 Fall 1993
A national survey of 84 American Indian undergraduate and graduate social work students revealed three factors contributing to low retention rates: difficulties in acculturation; problems associated with being a nontraditional student; and absence of faculty support. Suggestions for improving retention include establishing support groups, providing programs helpful to nontraditional students, and offering faculty or peer mentoring. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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