ERIC Number: EJ518690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Assessing the Relationship between Academic Performance and Attachment to Navajo Culture.
Vadas, Robert E.
Journal of Navajo Education, v12 n2 p16-25 Win 1995
A survey of 185 Navajo students in grades 7 and 11 examined the relationship between their identification with attributes of traditional Navajo culture and their achievement level on standardized tests. Results suggest that student identification with Navajo language, culture, and tradition helps develop student self-esteem and cultural identity in ways that promote academic success. Contains 47 references. (LP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, Identification (Psychology), Navajo (Nation), Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Self Esteem, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, Test Bias, Tribally Controlled Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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