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Highly Educated Navajo Women Who Pursue Their Careers Off the Navajo Reservation

Abstract The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the lives of highly educated Navajo women who, with their children, left the comfort of their homeland to pursue their careers. Using qualitative research methods, five Navajo women were asked to reflect on their lives while on the reservation and in their new location off the Navajo reservation. Among the topics explored were the principal factors as to their leaving the reservation, barriers and supports they faced in their careers, what cultural transitions they experienced, and the effects on their careers, their families and to their personal sense of self.
Created Date 2016
Contributor Miller, Sherri (Author) / Spencer, Dee (Advisor) / Appleton, Nicholas (Committee member) / Yazzie, Lamont (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Women's studies / Native American studies / Navajo women / Urban family
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 80 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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