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ERIC Number: ED064027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 102
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A Survey of Navajo Community School Board Members Including Their Legal Status and Election or Appointment to Federally Operated Schools on the Navajo Indian Reservation.
Dodge, Marjorie T.
After surveying the historical background and the development of Navajo education, the study investigates the socioeconomic characteristics, the educational status, the length of service, and the selection of Navajo Community School Board (NCSB) members for the federally operated schools on the Navajo Reservation. A 22 item questionnaire, designed to elicit responses concerning the composition and functions of NCSB, was sent to 320 NCSB members representing 44 boarding schools, 10 day schools, 4 dormitories, and 2 Navajo-contracted schools. Questionnaires were completed and returned by 192 subjects. The findings, based on these responses, are presented, and are used in making comparisons between NCSB members and members of general public school boards. Conclusions state that NCSB members represent Navajo interests rather than national politics, that the Navajo tribe is actively involved in community schools, and that the tribe is seeking operational control of their own affairs. Recommendations are that the NCSB Manual be revised, that the NCSB be given decision-making power, and that the training of NCSB be stepped up. Fourteen tables and 2 appendixes are included. (FF)
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Identifiers: Navajo (Nation)
Note: Educational Specialist thesis submitted to New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico