Leading Change for American Indian/Alaskan Native Postsecondary Cultural Influences Using Secondary Data

Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Susan Ferebee
Andrew Lawlor
Presentation Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Event or Conference: 
AECT 2017
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
Boyer's Domain: 
Presentation Location: 
Jacksonville, FL
United States
Associated Awards: 
McJulien Scholar Award
Abstract: 
This study identifies cultural identity influences shared by American Indian/Alaskan Native postsecondary students in online venues. Specifically, the problem is that educational leaders do not know what American Indian/Alaskan Natives consider a successful educational experience as aligned with their cultural identity. A narrative inquiry as provided in Internet blogs and YouTube video transcripts are examined through content analysis. By identifying factors that influence the social context, educators may be better positioned to improve educational attainment.