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The Implications of the Navajo Nation Sovereignty in Education

Abstract In 2005, the Navajo Sovereignty in Education Act was signed into law by the Navajo Nation. Like the No Child Left Behind Act, this Navajo Nation legislation was as much a policy statement as it was a law. It marked the first time that the Navajo Nation linked sovereignty with education by expressing its intent to control all education within its exterior boundaries. The objective of the law was to create a department of education that would resemble the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah in which the Navajo Nation resides. Through their department of education, the Navajo Nation would operate the educational functions for its populace. This study looked at the implications and impact that perspectives of this law would have on public s... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Roessel, Karina Ann (Author) / Appleton, Nicholas (Advisor) / Spencer, Dee Ann (Advisor) / Wauneka, Jacquelyne (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational administration / Educational leadership / Education policy / Education / Indian Education / Leadership / Navajo / Navajo Education / Sovereignty
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 106 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Ed.D. Educational Administration and Supervision 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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