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What Are the Limitations to Teaching Navajo Language in the Head Start Immersion Program?

Abstract This study investigated the limitations of Navajo language teaching in Navajo Head Start immersion centers. The research questions asked what did Head Start teachers perceive as barriers to Navajo children successfully learning the Navajo language, what skills and knowledge did Head Start teachers have that were relevant to teach Head Start children the Navajo language, what Head Start teachers perceived as their strengths and weaknesses of the language immersion program, and what program and instructional qualities promoted and restricted the success of the language program? Two males and six females who resided in the western part of the Navajo Nation wee interviewed as to their teaching experiences. All of the interviewees were betwe... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Clauschee, Jefferson (Author) / Appleton, Nicholas (Advisor) / Spencer, Dee (Committee member) / Duplissis, Mark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Early childhood education / English as a second language / Curriculum / Early Childhood / Indigenous Language / Language Revitalization / Navajo Immersion / Navajo Language
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 118 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Administration and Supervision 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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