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Indigenous Students Navigating Community College: An Assessment of Culturally-Based Empowerment Workshops

Abstract Indigenous students have not been achieving their educational goals similar to other racial and ethnic groups. In 2008 Native American students completed a bachelor's degree at a rate of 38.3% the lowest rate of all racial and ethnic groups and lower than the national average of 57.2%. The high attrition rate of Native students in post-secondary education, nationally, suggests that on-going colonization may be to blame. Much of the research exploring retention strategies found culturally sensitive institutions, family and peer support, supportive relationships with faculty and staff, skill development, and financial aid knowledge were consistent factors for student retention. No studies have examined the effects of cultural workshops as... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Scott, Mona (Author) / Rotheram-Fuller, Erin (Advisor) / Vicenti Carpio, Myla (Committee member) / Harper-Marinick, Maria (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / American Indian Studies / Community college / decolonization / education / Postsecondary / retention
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 136 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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