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A Perspective of Navajo Adult Prisoners on Their Experiences: From School to Prison

Abstract This dissertation discusses the intersection of schooling, justice systems, and educational achievements of American Indians. This dissertation is divided into three parts covering six sections; American Indians in the U.S. as a political and racial group, current trends in Indian education and economic conditions with a discussion on the role of epistemological and ontological clashes between Indian ways of thinking and western education practices. Six policy eras are discussed that have shaped Indian education followed by a discussion on how and in what ways the justice system and schooling intersect with the educational achievement of American Indian students.

A qualitative case study explored the experiences of six Navajo prisoners, a... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Greyeyes, Delores (Author) / Brayboy, Bryan M.J. (Advisor) / Huaman, Elizabeth S. (Advisor) / Gomez, Alan E. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Public policy / American Indian / discipline / federal boarding / incarceration / policy / school
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 155 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Justice Studies 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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