From the Reservation: A Theory Regarding the Development of Native American Students

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Nathan C. Winters

Abstract

Native American students are a diverse yet underrepresented population in higher education. Little research has been done regarding identity development of these students. This paper focuses on influences to Native American identity and the commonalities between the experiences of traditional-aged students from reservations and adult returners to college. It concludes with a proposal for a developmental theory for Native American students from reservations structured around Goodman, Schlossberg, and Anderson’s (2006) transition theory.  

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Winters, N. (2012). From the Reservation: A Theory Regarding the Development of Native American Students. Journal of the Student Personnel Association at Indiana University, 27-36. Retrieved from //scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jiuspa/article/view/1347
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Nathan C. Winters, Indiana University - Bloomington

Nathan C. Winters plans to graduate from the HESA master's program in 2013. He received a Bachelor of Journalism degree with an emphasis in print and digital news magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011. At Indiana University, Bloomington, Nathan serves as a Graduate Supervisor in Ashton Residence Center and works in the Office of Student Ethics and Anti-Harassment Programs.