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ONYX (Oohoo'aah Na'nitin Yee nooseel Exploria): A Proposal for an Innovative School for Navajo Children


The purpose of this study was to describe a new school model for Dine (Navajo) learners where Dine students will experience how to apply knowledge and skills personally, meaningfully, and socially relevant to life situations through the medium of Dine language and culture maintenance. This study explored a new way to perpetuate Dine (Navajo) culture and language through a model referred to as M.A.T.S. (Mathematics, Arts, Technology, Science, the renaming of STEM and STEAM). Oohoo’aah, Na’nitin Yee nooseel Xploria, which translates to a Center for Learning, acquiring knowledge and growing through a Navajo approach to exploration) is a public charter school serving students in grades K-3. As a public charter school ONYX is to serv... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Charlie, Fonda Rae (Author) / Spencer, Dee (Advisor) / Appleton, Nicholas (Committee member) / Yazzie, Lamont L (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Elementary education / Educational administration
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 86 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Administration and Supervision 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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