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TitleAn evaluation of the effectiveness of a postsecondary transition program for aboriginal students
AuthorPickrell, Alison.
DescriptionThesis (M.Ed.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2009. Education
Paginationix, 159 leaves
SubjectIndians of North America--Education (Higher)--Saskatchewan; Indigenous peoples--Education (Higher)--Saskatchewan; Postsecondary education--Saskatchewan--Evaluation;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Education
Spatial CoverageCanada--Saskatchewan
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 124-132)
AbstractThe focus of this evaluation research study was to examine how a program of early intensive intervention impacted the persistence rate of a cohort of Aboriginal students in trades and technology programs at a postsecondary institution in Saskatchewan. A pre-experimental static group comparison study design was used to compare participant persistence with non-participant persistence. Multiple data collection methods were used to maximize the breadth and depth of the study and to accumulate rich stakeholder feedback. Student, program staff and faculty perceptions were explored and the achievement of the four-week transition program goals were evaluated using a combined objectives-oriented and participant-oriented approach. Program strengths were summarized and recommendations for program improvement were provided. A number of major themes emerged in this study that provide valuable insight into Aboriginal student postsecondary transition issues and program completion barriers.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera3183789
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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