ERIC Number: EJ666780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Urban American Indians "Dropping" Out of Traditional High Schools: Barriers & Bridges to Success.
Jeffries, Rhonda; Nix, Mary; Singer, Carson
High School Journal, v85 n3 p38-46 Feb-Mar 2002
Case studies of three urban American Indian high school dropouts found that alienation in school, family values, and a need for economic independence contributed to dropping out. An alternative high school in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) for at-risk and American Indian students emphasizes wellness, school-to-work programs, service learning, culturally relevant curricula, and student participation in school decisions. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Dropouts, Educational Environment, Family Influence, High Risk Students, High Schools, Indigenous Personnel, Nontraditional Education, Student Alienation, Student Experience, Urban American Indians, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)