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Old 05-15-2006, 02:02 PM   #61
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I have a Bachelor of Music Ed from THE (sorry that's what they make us say in the OSU oath..lol) Ohio State University.
and a Master of the Arts in Music (emphasis in education and instrumental conducting) from Washington State

I would love to either hit ASU or OU for a possible interdisciplinary PHD in Native Music and establish a national model for inclusion of the study of Native music in the multicultural music curriculum at the college level.

I'm what the government hates most... a skin with a degree... LOL
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I've been told that the majority of American Indians who graduate from college are the first in their famlies to do so.

I know in the white world, if your dad is a politician, you are more likely to be encouraged to get into politics. If your dad is a bank president, you are more likely to have doors opened to you in the banking business. If your family is in the diamond business, etc. etc.




With this in mind,

Do you think if an Indian/First Nations parent has a degree(s). it is more likely that their children will also obtain a degree(s).... as opposed to if the parent doesn't have a degree?
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Do you think if an Indian/First Nations parent has a degree(s). it is more likely that their children will also obtain a degree(s).... as opposed to if the parent doesn't have a degree?

Let's hope so! I am also a first generation college graduate and we are doing everything we can to see our kids through school.
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Do you think if an Indian/First Nations parent has a degree(s). it is more likely that their children will also obtain a degree(s).... as opposed to if the parent doesn't have a degree?
There are studies that show that in general if the parents have a degree, the children are more likely to also (at least) attend advanced schooling. (For numbers and other interesting info see: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2001/2001126.pdf )

I do know that my Dad's education made a big impression on me. He got his Bachelor's when I was 4. My mom and 2 kids lived squished into his parents house while Dad used his GI Bill. I'm sure for my parents this was an awkward time; as a kid I just liked being around my grandparents... they were always doing interesting stuff (at least what I can remember from that time in my dotage ).

Dad graduated with his Master's while working a full time job the same year I got my high school diploma. It took 5 years of part-time classes and late nights studying, and I'll always be proud that he did it.

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I've been told that the majority of American Indians who graduate from college are the first in their famlies to do so.

I know in the white world, if your dad is a politician, you are more likely to be encouraged to get into politics. If your dad is a bank president, you are more likely to have doors opened to you in the banking business. If your family is in the diamond business, etc. etc.




With this in mind,

Do you think if an Indian/First Nations parent has a degree(s). it is more likely that their children will also obtain a degree(s).... as opposed to if the parent doesn't have a degree?

I'd like to think so. My oldest is in college, the younger daughter is taking time off from college to stay home with her 7 month old son, and the oldst son is planning on going to college this fall(took a yr off to work after high school). The youngest will be going to an academically advanced high school this fall and will be taking the International Baccalaureate level courses. He is definitely planning on going to college.

Its important to remember, tho, the most important education any of us can get is growing up strong and knowledgeable in our traditional cultures, being people with good hearts, strong minds, and clean spirits, being good children and grandchildren so we can be good parents and grandparents. There's no college that teaches you how to be a decent person or a credit to your people.
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I've been told that the majority of American Indians who graduate from college are the first in their famlies to do so.

I know in the white world, if your dad is a politician, you are more likely to be encouraged to get into politics. If your dad is a bank president, you are more likely to have doors opened to you in the banking business. If your family is in the diamond business, etc. etc.




With this in mind,

Do you think if an Indian/First Nations parent has a degree(s). it is more likely that their children will also obtain a degree(s).... as opposed to if the parent doesn't have a degree?
I was the first one to graduate from college in my family, and my cousins followed suit, my one cousin graduated and the other never did.
My wife is the first to actually look like she'll graduate from her immediate family, her mom went to Haskel for one term in nursing, came back home because she got homesick and never went back, and never pursued anything further when she got home.
I will definately push own kids to go to college... it's one of the few equalizers we have to help us learn the system we have to compete against and in daily. Plus I'm an educator, education is definately important in my household.
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i'm very fortunate that my parents paved a very strong road for my brothers and I in education. they struggled through alot so that we didnt have to.....
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Definately more likely to go and finish. If the parent is around or a influence on da kid. Many many different causes, the most likly cause in my mind would be that daily influence of the college edjumacated parent.

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I've been told that the majority of American Indians who graduate from college are the first in their famlies to do so.

I know in the white world, if your dad is a politician, you are more likely to be encouraged to get into politics. If your dad is a bank president, you are more likely to have doors opened to you in the banking business. If your family is in the diamond business, etc. etc.




With this in mind,

Do you think if an Indian/First Nations parent has a degree(s). it is more likely that their children will also obtain a degree(s).... as opposed to if the parent doesn't have a degree?
That's right that research shows that a child raised by a parent who is a college graduate is more likely to attend and finish a degree program. I used to work for a TRIO program called Student Support Services at Haskell that targeted students who were 1st generation college students.

A 1st generation college student is defined by the US Department of Education as a student where neither parent completed a 4-year degree program, or the parent/guardian who raised them did not complete a 4-year program. Almost all the students in my program were 1st generation, and after working with them, I can see why it's so difficult for many of them to attend and complete college when they are the 1st ones in their families to do so.

I feel so fortunate that my dad had his MSW while I was growing up. It was just expected that we would go to college, and he was able to help us with classes to take in HS that better prepared us for college, as well as how to get assistance in college (Financial aid, tutoring if needed, guidance on what fields to go into, etc.). So us going to college was the norm for us, not the exception. I'm so glad that my husband and I will be able to provide that type of help for our 2 daughters, and the fact that we both work in higher education, as well as my sister, will benefit them even more.
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My mom and pop were both "firsts" in their families to go to college. Mom got a teaching degree in history and library sciences...and became a librarian. My pop got his BS in Chemistry and Physics then his masters in Chemistry at U of MD now he teaches chemistry at a community college though he's retiring soon. I grew up playing in my dad's lab with the kewl chemistry stuff (that was before OSHA and NIOSH).

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BS in Biology & BA in Chemistry WV Wesleyan College ('88)

MS in Biochemistry Marshall U ('91)

...so yeah, I think having parents that went to college made it more likely that I went, but I also think it made me appreciate where we came from too. My gram made it to 8th grade but she was the one who taught me about when to plant, how/where/when to collect plants, and what they mean to _us_....and I wouldn't have gotten that in school. She's 86 now, and if I hadn't learned that from her, what would have happened with what she knew? Non of my sibs or cousins cared to learn...but several of them did go to college. My gram was also the one that really stressed "go to college".

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