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Cultural factors in the success and failure of American Indian students in higher education
Kathleen Anne Ross
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Family support, Indian advocacy group support (for example the work of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society), peer support, and institutional support (including minority student offices) are examined with the purpose of identifying what factors lead to Native student persistence in higher education. 30 ¢¢¢ AmericAn indiAn culTure And reseArch JournAl ( a foreign-born parent, and 11 percent spoke a language other than English while growing up.5 About 11 percent of students in higher education are diag- nosed as having disabilities and special needs. A significant proportion of this.
A person’s culture and upbringing has a profound effect on how they see the world and how they process information. This fact was discussed by Richard Nisbett in his work, The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently — and why Nisbett worked with psychologists in Japan and China and determined that the holistic way of viewing the world typical of many students from. Indian students, most of whom have learned by rote to score in exams, take time to appreciate the differences between the Indian and the American systems of education. As one student comments on another website, Indian students enter US campuses as excellent test-takers, but they need to become good researchers to succeed further.
Higher education in India starts after passing the higher secondary education, and post-graduation courses are generally of two to three years of duration. Numerous colleges and institutes have emerged all over the country to provide better educational opportunities to the students. In India, higher education is defined as the education of an age group between 18 and is largely funded by the government. Despite women making up 24–50% of higher education enrolment, there is still a gender imbalance within higher education. Only one third of science students and 7% of engineering students, are women.
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Failure of American Indian/Native American College Students Abstract Native American students enter into higher education with culture specific needs, and often face institutional barriers.
As developmental educators, we must be aware of those factors which impact the success or failure of our learners in order that we can look toward. Examines the culture-specific needs of Native-American students in higher education. Identifies family support, student-support services, and precollege preparation as factors contributing to academic success, and finances and cultural differences as contributing to failure.
Asserts that developmental educators must be aware of these factors in order to facilitate these students' by: educational values as factors in students' success or failure. It assumes, rather, that success or failure can be attributed di rectly to personal character and even more to native, inherent intelligence.
Conservative educational theory, there fore, tends to support the familiar doc trine of. American Indian students perceive a cultural bias against them in classroom curriculum as well as pedagogical practices. Only 8% of American Indian students who drop out do so because of academic failure.
Most complain about boredom, and perceived hostility from classmates and teachers which creates a difficult school climate. (Reyhner, ).Cited by: 6. In contrast, Indian students currently at university appeared to have had the option of leaving home.
Indian women often spoke of a natural progression into higher education that was assumed by both their parents and their schools.
Evaluation of the role of cultural factors in explaining differences in achievement by ethnicity. factors for success, and (d) barriers to success. The findings of this study signify the need for higher education to incorporate Native American cultural aspects into their programs.
The needs of Native American students are complex and require administrators, faculty members, and students in higher education to get involved. Native American students are an underrepresented minority group in higher education, representing less than 1% of all college-going students in the United States (Ginder & Kelly-Reid, ).
Although they represent a small proportion of the college student population in the United States, it is important to research Native American students’ experiences in higher education. Higher education is any education at an institute above the high school level.
Many factors influence higher education. Institutional factors include: Variety of programs vs. career focus ; Operations. Socio-cultural factors are the larger scale forces within societies and culture that affects the thoughts, behaviors and feelings of individual members of those societies and cultures.
Example of socio-cultural factors include language, law, aesthetics (appearance),religion, values. A teacher who’s unfamiliar with this cultural norm, however, might interpret the lack of eye contact as just the opposite — a sign of disrespect. For many American Indian children, looking a teacher in the eye and answering her question in front of the class is “showing off.”.
As the National Education Association noted in a report, American Indian and Alaska Native students have some of the highest dropout rates in the country.
Their poor academic performance in. Recent statistics from the Bureau of Indian Affairs have noted that 29% to 36% of all Native American students drop out of school, mostly between the 7th and 12th grades.
These numbers are even higher in areas where the parents complain of a major lack of understanding of Native culture within the school/community. A person's culture and upbringing has a profound effect on how they see the world and how they process information.
This fact was discussed by Richard Nisbett in his work, The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently-- and why Nisbett worked with psychologists in Japan and China and determined that the holistic way of viewing the world typical of many students.
The systematic failure to properly educate Native American students is seen as a major source of devastating later-in-life consequences that have plagued Native people and. There is a paucity of information on college outcomes of Native Americans, matriculation and retention rates, factors that contribute to institutional holding power, and barriers to Native American achievement.
This paper presents the results of a questionnaire survey of 79 two- and four-year colleges and universities that serve the largest percentage of Native American students.
They are based on the theory that if you engage underrepresented students in a rigorous curriculum, with strong academic and social support, tied to the incentive of earning college credit, those students are more likely to pursue higher education. 60 In the El Paso program, students earn associate’s degrees while also completing high school.
About American Indian Education • As a result of living in remote rural areas, American Indians living on reservations have limited access to higher education. One-third of American Indians live on reservations, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. • The number of American Indian/Alaska Native students enrolled in colleges and universities more.
Resources on American Indian and Alaska Native Postsecondary Success. As part of the Native-Serving Institutions Alliance WICHE has compiled a wide variety of resources to help institutions create a culture in which American Indian and Alaska Native students can succeed.
When possible, we have included links to these resources. Social factors affecting education In all countries, social expectations of schooling, of further and higher education, and hence of the curriculum, are high and generally rising.
Students are expected to acquire the foundations of general knowledge and ways of applying that knowledge. Various researches reveals that the education system. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart describes historical trauma as “ the cumulative emotional and psychological wounding over one’s lifetime and from generation to generation following loss of lives, land and vital aspects of culture.” The American Indian holocaust: Healing historical unresolved grief.
Impact of Boarding Schools Individuals Loss of identity. The reasons for ethnic differences can be internal (factors within the school) or external (factors outside the education system). The external factors tend to be cultural deprivation, material deprovation and racism.
Cultural deprivation. Cultural deprivation theorists argue that underachievement is a result of inadequate socialisation in the.achievement gap between American Indian and white students ranges between 20% and 40% during the high school years.
The study seeks to identify school and community factors that contribute to or inhibit academic success of American Indian students in WOWE, and to recommend curriculum and programming that would address their needs.#volume*47**issue*1# Perspectives on Change: a Continued Struggle for Academic Success and Cultural Relevancy at An American Indian School in the Midst of No Child Left Behind, Robert Patrick, pp.
; #volume*47**issue*1# Reading First, literacy, and American Indian/Alaska Native Students, Jon Reyhner, Denny S. Hurtado, pp.