Capstone project: Open access
MA Leadership Studies
The College dropout rate among Native American students in public high schools, Colleges and Universities is the highest compared to any other student group in the United States. Many have attributed this to the educational disparity that Native American students experience to the lack of cultural education, in addition to cultural bias against them in school or communities. Therefore, this research/applied project is focused on analyzing the collective leadership in Native American communities and the impact it has on a young person’s decision in pursuing higher education. In addition it will examine the importance of integrating Native American cultural classes in school curriculum, which will incorporate the importance of tribal values (culture and language preservation), cultural knowledge and skills, along with an enhanced learning environment to cultivate future leaders
Digital USD Citation
Rodriguez, Kenia, "Native American Education: Building Stronger Families, Communities, and Youth through Cultural Education" (2018). M.A. in Leadership Studies: Capstone Project Papers. 22.