ERIC Number: ED062077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Parental Attitudes and Values Towards Education on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations. Part III, Parental Values.
Biglin, J. E.; And Others
In order to determine what the parents of children attending public school on the Navajo and Hopi reservations want of education, a random sample of 10% of all parents having 1 or more children in attendance in 1 of the 6 public school districts on the reservations was taken. For the segment of the study described in this volume, a projective-type test was developed and administered in parents' homes by interviewers who were selected (by recommendations obtained through local chapter houses) as being respected and skilled in bilingual communication. The transcripts resulting from parents' responses to the 3 pictures and 5 questions of the projective test were then analyzed, and 10 "ideal" values common to all parents were identified by means of a count on themes (key words) running through the transcripts. Significant differences between types of parents in the sample were then identified as a function of racial affiliation, and 10 "behavioral" values were identified for the Indian parent and 10 for the non-Indian parents. It was concluded that Indian parents have a strong desire for (1) quality education for their children, (2) a strong economic base, (3) vocational programs, (4) bilingual programs, and (5) local control of schools. This document contains samples of the transcripts, discussions of the ideal and behavioral values that were identified, and a copy of the projective test. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kayenta Public School District, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Behavioral Inst., Flagstaff, AZ.
Identifiers: Hopi (Tribe); Navajo (Nation)