An evaluation of the effectiveness of a postsecondary transition program for aboriginal students

Pickrell, Alison (2008) An evaluation of the effectiveness of a postsecondary transition program for aboriginal students. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The 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.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 8675
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 124-132)
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2008
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Saskatchewan
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Indians of North America--Education (Higher)--Saskatchewan; Indigenous peoples--Education (Higher)--Saskatchewan; Postsecondary education--Saskatchewan--Evaluation

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