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Parents' Attitudes Toward Cultural Integration in a Navajo Language Immersion School

Abstract Ultimately, the examples and foundation provided at home will impact the child as a student and lifelong learner. In Navajo society, there are some families who continue to instill the importance of heritage language and culture. And then there are those who choose not to, or who are not capable of doing so due to the lack of knowledge to share such teachings. Diné language and culture are vital elements of who we are as Diné. They are what identify us as a people. Our language and culture separate us from the western society. As parents and educators, our attitudes affect our homes, schools, and children. Our way of thinking may inhibit or perpetuate cultural teachings. However, no one knows how parents' attitudes affect cultural integ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Platero, Audra J. (Author) / Spencer, Dee Ann (Advisor) / Appleton, Nicholas A. (Committee member) / Gilmore, Treva (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Education / Cultural Integration / Dine / Immersion School / Navajo Culture / Navajo Language / Parents' Attitudes
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 125 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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