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  1. 1. Tim LaPlant Walden University Dr. Joseph Frantiska Jr. EDUC-6125 Native American Dropout: Assessing Factors to Improve Retention in Public, Secondary Schools
  2. 2. Overview "Let us put our minds together and see what kind of life we can make for our children." - Sitting Bull, Lakota Sioux Medicine Man and Chief
  3. 3. Overview "Let us put our minds together and see what kind of life we can make for our children." - Sitting Bull, Lakota Sioux Medicine Man and Chief
  4. 4. Overview "Let us put our minds together and see what kind of life we can make for our children." - Sitting Bull, Lakota Sioux Medicine Man and Chief
  5. 5. Overview "Let us put our minds together and see what kind of life we can make for our children." - Sitting Bull, Lakota Sioux Medicine Man and Chief
  6. 6. Context and Background American Indian graduation rates have been on a downward trend since 2008.
  7. 7. Context and Background The high school dropout rate for Native Americans is the highest among any group in the United States (Akee &Yazzie-Mintz, 2011).
  8. 8. Context and Background Fourteen states, “Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming” reported High School graduation rates for Native students below 60 percent (National Indian Education Association, 2013).
  9. 9. Comparison of National Dropout Rates Dropout Rate All Students White Students AI/AN Students Age Group or Grade Individuals Who Count as Dropouts... Data Source Event Dropout Rate (2009-10) 3% (N=514,238) 2% (N=191,943) 7% (N=12,044) 9-12th grade Dropped out of public school in a given school year and didn't receive a diploma Stillwell & Sable, 2013 National Status Dropout Rate (CPS) (Oct 2009) 8% (N=3,030,000 ) 5% (N=1,188,000) 13% (N=34,000) 16-24 years Aren't in high school and don't have a diploma or alternative credential National Status Dropout Rate (ACS) (Oct 2009) 8% (N=3,167,400 ) 6% (N=1,261,000) 15% (N=46,800) 16-24 years Aren't in high school and don't have a diploma or alternative credential Chapman, Laird, Ifill, & KewalRamani, 2011 Aud, Hussar, Kena, Bianco, et al., 2011 Note: CCD = based on data from the Common Core of Data, CPS = based on data from the Current Population Survey, ACS = based on data from the American Community Survey National Indian Education Association. (2014). Statistics on native students. Retrieved from website: http://www.niea.org/Research/Statistics.aspx
  10. 10. Purpose • Improve Retention Rates
  11. 11. Literature Research shows providing quality education for Native children and communities remains a huge challenge as both Tribal and public school officials struggle for new ways to keep Native students in school.
  12. 12. Proposed Solutions Facilitate the implementation of evidence-based strategies through intervention-based design models that: •Promote the hiring of Native instructors. •Promote a positive school environment and pro-social behavior. •Increase student engagement by promoting culture retention strategy. •Promote academic success by encouraging non-Native teachers and faculty on applicable Native culture •Increase family and community support
  13. 13. Solutions (cont.) Benchmark existing alternative schools that have had success. Suggestion: Spotted Eagle Alternative High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which provides quality nonpunitive alternative education for American Indian students in an urban environment.
  14. 14. Conclusion • Assimilation of Native children into the dominant culture has failed. • Close the cultural gap. • Induce positive experience. • Change mainstream paradigms.
  15. 15. Resources • • • • • • Battin-Pearson, S., Newcomb, M. D., Abbott, R. D., Hill, K. G., Catalano, R. F., & Hawkins, J. D. (2000). Predictors of early high school dropout: A test of five theories. Journal of Educational Psychology, 92(3), 568-582. doi: 1O.1037//0O22-O663.92.3.568 Dianda, M. R. National Education Association. (2008). Preventing future high school dropout: An advocacy and action guide for nea state and local affiliates. Retrieved from website: http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/HE/dropoutguide1108.pdf Guillory, R. M., & Wolverton, M. (2008). It's About Family: Native American Student Persistence in Higher Education. Journal Of Higher Education, 79(1), 58-87. Retrieved from http://ezp.waldenulibrary.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=a2h&AN=28396332&scope=site Jeffries, R. B., Hollowell, M., & Powell, T. (2004). Urban American Indian students in a nonpunitive alternative high school. American Secondary Education, 63-78. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/195187247?accountid=14872 Lee, J. R. (2000, March 13). School not for them, many indian youths feel an academic star is unhappy that his ho-chunk peers resent his success; the dropout rate for native american students is higher than for any other ethnic group. Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/390912812?accountid=14872 Maxwell , L. A. (2013, Dec 04). Education in indian country: Running in place. Education Week, Retrieved from http://www.edweek.org/ew/projects/2013/native-americaneducation/running-in-place.html
  16. 16. Resources • • • • • • • National Indian Education Association (NIEA). (2013, January 24). Leading education advocate’s statement about latest high school graduation rate data: Another sign that native education is in crisis. Retrieved from http://www.niea.org/news/?id=149 National Indian Education Association. (2014). Statistics on native students. Retrieved from website: http://www.niea.org/Research/Statistics.aspx McCarty, T. L. (2009). The impact of high‐stakes accountability policies on native american learners: evidence from research. Teaching Education , 20(1), 7–29. doi: 10.1080/10476210802681600 Powers, K. M. (2006). An exploratory study of cultural identity and culture-based educational programs for urban american indian students. Urban Education, 41(1), 20-49. doi: 10.1177/0143034312446892 Sunderman, G. L. (2005). Measuring academic proficiency under the no child left behind act: Implications for educational equity. Educational Researcher, 34(8), 3-13. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/216902412?accountid=14872 U. S. Department of Education, Office of Indian Education. (2012). State tribal education partnership (step). Retrieved from website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/step/index.html U. S. Department of Education, Office of the Press Secretary. (2011). White house initiative on american indian and alaska native education (Executive Order 13592). Retrieved from website: http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/whiaiane/executive-order-13592-improving-americanindian-and-alaska-native-educational-opportunities-and-strengthening-tribal-colleges-anduniversities/executive-order-13592/

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