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ERIC Number: EJ868618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1864
"That's What Really Helped Me Was Their Teaching": Instructor Impact on the Retention of American Indian Students at a Two-Year Technical College
Schmidtke, Carsten
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, v46 n1 p48-80 Spr 2009
Instructors have often been pegged as the major factor in the success of American Indian college students. In addition to personal and academic relationships, instructional methods and design play a pivotal role in student retention, and instructors must be sensitive to their students' needs when designing and delivering instruction. Given that American Indian students at the South Central Institute of Technology graduated at a rate five times higher than the reported national average for programs from which students planned to enter directly into the workforce, interviews were conducted with American Indian students to learn about their perceptions of how their instructors may have played a role in their success. To help improve American Indian student retention, implications for practice and research based on student responses are being offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A