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dc.contributor.advisorCharging, Marilyn
dc.contributor.advisorMeans, Richard L., 1930-2014
dc.contributor.authorNorth, Mary E.
dc.descriptioniii, 64 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe American Indian population holds great interest for me. I find the gap between the traditional Indian culture and the present day minority problems fascinating. Therefore, I planned to focus my Senior Individualized Project on some aspect of Indian culture. My SIP work began when I received a volunteer position during the first week of January, 1992 with the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Office of Indian Education(OIE). Originally, I intended to focus on problems facing the phenomena of the Urban Indian. However, upon initial research realized the scope of my intended project was too broad. I decided to narrow my project focus after researching current education levels and achievement rates of Native American students. Therefore, I planned to complete my SIP on Native American education in the public school system's Office of Indian Education. This decision coincided with a job offer as a paid educational assistant. I began working as a one-on-one tutor the third week in January, 1992. I continued my tutoring position until the third week in March, 1992 with elementary school and junior high school level students.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIndian Education Office. Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Anthropology and Sociology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Anthropology and Sociology.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titleA National Tragedy: An Overview of Indian Education and Contributing Factors to Low Achievement Ratesen_US

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    This collection includes Senior Integrated Projects (SIP's) completed in the Anthropology and Sociology Department. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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