The dropout problem among Indian and Metis students

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Book
Authors
A. C. Goucher ( Goucher, A. C. )
 
Category
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Publication Year
1967 
Publisher
Pages
50 
Subject
Indigenous peoples -- Education -- Canada 
Abstract
"The primary purpose of the study was to investigate the problem of student dropout among Indians and Metis at Frontier Collegiate Institute, a residential high school, in Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, Canada. The study utilized student questionnaires regarding school experiences, residential life, and student assessment of the situation. Teacher questionnaires dealt with assessment of the district's educational situation, teacher-student relationship, and solutions to the dropout problem. Of the 293 resident students at Frontier Collegiate in April of 1967, 251 returned questionnaires. From the 103 teachers contacted, 38 questionnaires were returned. Studies of 4 of the communities from which the students came revealed the same common factors affecting student dropout at the institution. There was a striking resemblance between the problems facing the Canadian Indians and those facing Indians in the United States. The problems are brought about by cultural and value differences arising from comparison to a dominant middle-class white culture. Because of this, the study included a tour of various institutions in Canada and the United States. The main purpose of the tour was to interview persons actively associated with either Indian educational programs or other programs designed to meet the needs of children from an alien culture, whether that be founded on economics, nationality, race, or geographical location."--WorldCat.org. 
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