In response to the continued issue of low graduation rates nationwide among Native American high school students, this phenomenological study shares the voices of Native American high school graduates as they describe their experiences wearing eagle feathers during their high school graduation ceremonies as part of their official high school graduation regalia through a public school district and local Indian community center collaborative support program. Participants in the study voice the positive and transformational spiritual and cultural impact of the program and comment on the potential of this two-year-old incentive program to successfully engage Native American students and families and increase the high school graduation rate of participating Native American students in this community, which provides for the potential of generalizing the results to other districts.
|Commitee:||Peterson, Marilyn, Hilton-Hagemann, Brandi|
|School Location:||United States -- Nebraska|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/6(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Multicultural Education, Native American studies, Education Policy, Secondary education|
|Keywords:||Culture, Eagle feathers, High school graduation, Incentive program, Multicultural education, Native American|
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