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A Life Story of Ethnic Studies through the Eyes of Scholars in the Field

Abstract This study sought to create a holistic picture of Ethnic Studies as it relates to education through the voices and experiences of scholars who bridge Ethnic Studies and education. It examines Ethnic Studies through the conceptual lens of Safety Zone Theory (Lomawaima & McCarty, 2006). At the heart of Safety Zone Theory (SZT) is the concept that historically the U.S. federal government (and to an extent society as a result of this governmental framing) has designated certain elements of minority cultures as “safe” and other elements as “divisive.” SZT was originally applied to examine federal Indian education policy in the U.S. In this study, I expand that application to other minority and immigrant cultures within the United States. Thi... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Anderson, Joy Marie (Author) / McCarty, Teresa L (Advisor) / Swadener, Elizabeth B (Advisor) / Scott, Kimberly A (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education policy / Ethnic studies / Educational philosophy / Education culture / Education policy / Ethnic studies
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 244 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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