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ERIC Number: EJ784291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0161-6463
Robert A. Roessel Jr. and Navajo Community College: Cross-Cultural Roles of Key Individuals in its Creation, 1951-1989
Barrett, T. Gregory; Thaxton, Lourene
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v31 n4 p25-50 2007
This article's thesis is that a cross-cultural brokerage composed of Indians and non-Indians was essential for bringing the Navajo Community College (NCC) to fruition. To explain this brokerage, the study first examines the concept of cultural brokerage and then uses the concept as a lens through which to explore the roles of various constituencies in the establishment of the NCC. The article also explains the role of American academe with emphasis on the importance of one non-Native academic in the process, Robert A. Roessel Jr., and the role of his life partner and fellow cultural intermediary, his wife Ruth Roessel, in establishing the NCC. (Contains 95 notes.)
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A