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ERIC Number: ED056823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 146
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An Analysis of Community-School Relations in One Suburban and Four Navajo School Districts.
Witherspoon, Gary Jay
The primary concern of this research was with community-school relations in American Indian education, particularly Navajo education. Major data on which this study was based came from interviews with 223 parents whose children attended various types of schools in Arizona during 1967-68: Nazlini (Bureau of Indian Affairs), Many Farms (BIA and public), Rough Rock (community), Kayenta (public), and 2 Tempe schools (public). The interview questions focused on 2 major areas: (1) parental knowledge and understanding of the school and (2) parental feelings and attitudes toward the school and its programs. It was revealed, for example, that 64% of the parents at Rough Rock were pleased with the local school board, while no more than 1 in 4 parents in the other Navajo areas was satisfied with the local board. Also, the parents at Rough Rock knew more things they liked and disliked about the school. The Tempe group, however, was better informed concerning the functions of school boards than were any of the other parent groups. The Tempe group also had better teacher-parent understanding and cooperation than did the Navajo Reservation schools. Two related documents, ED 047 847 and ED 024 497, were used for comparative purposes in this study. (LS)
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