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ERIC Number: EJ974615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8731
Postsecondary Transitions of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Scholarship Program Students
Carlyle, Gregory A.; Thompson, Nicole L.; Hare, R. Dwight; Miller, Nicole C.; Purvis, Leslie
Journal of American Indian Education, v50 n3 p42-60 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the postsecondary education transition experiences of graduates of Choctaw Central High School (CCHS) who received support from the tribal scholarship program (TSP), to better understand the barriers to successful postsecondary completion and means of overcoming barriers. A total of 87 TSP-supported students participated as survey respondents. Purposeful sampling in the form of maximum variation was used to select six respondents for interviews. Findings documented three barriers to successful postsecondary completion: (1) racial conflict with peers or faculty, (2) being overwhelmed academically, and (3) having to care for a legal dependent. The barriers are discussed in the context of three primary factors related to postsecondary completion for American Indian students: sociocultural, academic, and personal factors.
Center for Indian Education. Arizona State University, College of Education, P.O. Box 871311, Tempe, AZ 95287-1311. Tel: 480-965-6292; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi