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ERIC Number: ED554934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 140
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-1061-7
Rural Cherokee Children with Disabilities: Parental Stories of Special Education
Jandura, Collette
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of the Incarnate Word
Parents of Cherokee children with disabilities encounter educational agencies from their child's birth to adulthood. Living rurally within the Cherokee Nation's jurisdictional boundaries, these indigenous families engage with a myriad of special education agencies and subsequent policies. This qualitative study explores parental involvement with special educational agencies and laws represented by the United States, the State of Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation, and the local school district. Using oral tradition as a means of exploration, the findings highlight continual negation of special education laws: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and the American with Disabilities Act. In addition, the research contributes to the paucity of literature specific to Native American youth with special needs not living on a reservation. It was accomplished through a qualitative case study design methodology using in-depth interviews and extensive field work. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001