ERIC Number: EJ958107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
A Native American Community's Involvement and Empowerment to Guide Their Children's Development in the School Setting
Rivera, Hector H.; Tharp, Roland G.
Journal of Community Psychology, v34 n4 p435-451 Jul 2006
This study provides an empirical description of the dimensions of community values, beliefs, and opinions through a survey conducted in the Pueblo Indian community of Zuni in New Mexico. The sample was composed of 200 randomly chosen community members ranging from 21 to 103 years old. A principal component factor analysis was conducted, as well as a multivariate analysis of variance, to explore gender, age, education, language, and socioeconomic (SES) differences on values, beliefs, and opinions from survey participants. Overall, the findings suggest a strong agreement by the community on the direction to be taken by their school district in their efforts to improve classroom instruction, as well as in their efforts to guide their children's development as Native Americans.
Descriptors: Opinions, American Indians, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Values, Gender Differences, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Surveys, Community, School Districts, Teaching Methods, Psychology, Adults, Elementary Secondary Education, Child Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico