CEITR researchers Dr. Susan Ferebee and Dr. Andrew Lawlor won the McJulien Scholar Best Paper award at the 2017 AECT International Convention, Jacksonville, FL, Nov. 11, 2017. The title of the paper is "Leading change for American Indian/Alaskan Native postsecondary cultural influences using secondary data". This was one of the CEITR 2017 fellowship projects.
Congratulations to the researchers.
As American Indian/Alaskan Native students are one of the most marginalized groups in higher education due to cultural differences and insensitivities exhibited by the Eurocentric majority, this study is needed to identify if such disparities are shared by these students in the online venues now available to them, and how strategies for educational persistence may be identified through such an examination. By examining the complex factors that influence the social context by which American Indian/Alaskan Natives experience in their postsecondary educational endeavors, educators may be better positioned to develop means to improve the educational attainment of this cultural group.