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Family Education Model: Meeting the student retention challenge

April 30, 2002

American Indian educators, social workers, and university advisors at five Montana colleges developed the Family Education Model to replicate within the college culture the extended family structure often found on reservations. This enhances Native students’ sense of belonging and leads to higher retention rates. Family support is given to any family of marginal and disadvantaged students that needs help.

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Native American students studying at tribal colleges and universities located in remote, rural, reservation communities experienced food and housing insecurity and homelessness at much greater rates than other college students, according to the Tribal Colleges and Universities #RealCollege Survey report.

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