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Factors Influencing Academic Achievement for Salt River Students

Abstract ABSTRACT Native American students from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community have attended Stapley Junior High, one of 13 junior high schools in the Mesa Unified School District, since its doors opened in the fall of 1994. Over the years a variety of instructional practices have been used in an effort to improve academic outcomes for these students, who have posed a challenge to traditional educational methods. Interviews were conducted with eight educational professionals, including teachers, administrators, and a tutor who worked with these students on a daily basis. They each responded to the same series of questions, providing their insights based on first-hand interactions and knowledge. The interviews revealed factors that inf... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Williams, Sidney (Author) / Appleton, Nicholas (Advisor) / Duplissis, Mark (Committee member) / Spencer, Dee (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational administration / Educational leadership / Native American studies / academic achievement / caring / connections / junior high / middle school / Salt River
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 90 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Ed.D. Educational Administration and Supervision 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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