Proposal Title

Indigenous University Student Persistence: Supports, Obstacles, and Recommendations

Presentation Type

Regular Presentation

Location

OM 3632

Start Date

18-2-2020 2:10 PM

End Date

18-2-2020 2:50 PM

Proposal Abstract

The tumultuous history of Indigenous education in Canada has negatively impacted the persistence at university of Indigenous peoples. The research goals were to identify the key supports and obstacles related to Indigenous university student persistence and to make recommendations. Converging interview, survey, and database information with 527 Indigenous students found that the strongest factors related to persistence were (a) social - good relationships with faculty and students, services provided by the Indigenous gathering place on campus, (b) cognitive - academic support at university, learning effectively on their own, hands-on teaching, (c) physical - insufficient financial support, affordable housing, child care, and (d) cultural – recommendations for more Indigenous faculty and culture. Age, home location, and parental education were not related to persistence.

Statement

Relates to sub-theme Indigenization

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Indigenous University Student Persistence: Supports, Obstacles, and Recommendations

OM 3632

The tumultuous history of Indigenous education in Canada has negatively impacted the persistence at university of Indigenous peoples. The research goals were to identify the key supports and obstacles related to Indigenous university student persistence and to make recommendations. Converging interview, survey, and database information with 527 Indigenous students found that the strongest factors related to persistence were (a) social - good relationships with faculty and students, services provided by the Indigenous gathering place on campus, (b) cognitive - academic support at university, learning effectively on their own, hands-on teaching, (c) physical - insufficient financial support, affordable housing, child care, and (d) cultural – recommendations for more Indigenous faculty and culture. Age, home location, and parental education were not related to persistence.