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ERIC Number: EJ845799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Aboriginal Students and School Mobility in British Columbia Public Schools
Aman, Cheryl
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v54 n4 p365-377 Win 2008
In British Columbia, K-12 school Aboriginal students' completion rates are far from equivalent to those of their non-Aboriginal peers. In addition, there is a high degree of variability in Aboriginal students' school completion rates across schools and communities. Administrative data associating approximately 1.5 million school census records of students enrolled in public schools province-wide over 13 years were examined. A longitudinal cohort design was employed to examine individual-level and school-level differences in the school completion outcomes of Aboriginal students. Findings indicate that school change, or student mobility, of secondary Aboriginal students was a prevalent feature in Aboriginal high school trajectories. A negative relationship exists between the frequency of school change during the high school years and Aboriginal students' school completion.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada