ERIC Number: EJ666848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Family, Friends and Teachers: Why Indigenous Students Stay at or Leave School.
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v30 n2 p8-12 2002
Fifty-two Indigenous adults in Northern Territory (Australia) who were returning to education reflected on their earlier experiences in school and on factors that contributed to their motivation to stay in school or drop out early. Factors included family support and family problems, influence of friends, problems with other students, and good and bad relationships with teachers. Former dropouts also discussed their regrets and low self-confidence. (SV)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Academic Persistence, Adult Students, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Peer Influence, Racial Bias, School Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Teacher Student Relationship
For full text: http://www.uq.edu.au/ATSIS/ajie/contents/30 2.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia