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ERIC Number: ED051958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 141
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Reference Count: 0
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The Navajo Bordertown Dormitory in Flagstaff, Arizona. American Indian Education Papers, No. 4.
Chilcott, John H.
Purposes of this study of the Bordertown Dormitory Program were (1) to provide a description of the social situation as it existed in 1963 and 1968 as perceived by the teachers, students, dormitory aides, and parents; (2) to ascertain the patterns, if any, arising within individual variations, resulting in group perceptions rather than individual perceptions; and (3) to develop a set of criteria for assessing the dormitory program. Data collection was accomplished using personal interviews, classroom and playground observations, sociograms, standardized tests, and informal conversation. In addition, 71 student case studies from the 1963 sample and 42 student case studies from the 1968 sample were used to supplement information obtained from 15 members of the dormitory staff, 2 school board members, 10 administrators, 54 teachers, 21 Anglo students, and the parents or relatives of 26 Navajo children. It was concluded that, in spite of an inadequate goal orientation, the Flagstaff Dormitory Program enjoyed much success, as evidenced by the student, parent, and teacher reactions to it. (LS)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Anthropology.; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff.
Identifiers: Navajo (Nation)