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Casey, Hallie – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2019
The Navajo Technical University (NTU) Land grant Program has been building community focused horticultural extension for the past five years. The long-term goals are to develop an extension program that will serve as a hub of Navajo and Native-specific agricultural information and conversation, build individual and community capacity, support…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), American Indian Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Higher Education
Taylor, Ryan James – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The preferred learning style of American-Indians is a constructivist approach that is student-centered rather than teacher-led. Educators would have an interest in this study as the findings may have use as an alternative teaching method assimilating constructivist teaching principles while adding diversity and valuable learning experiences to the…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Navajo (Nation), Cognitive Style, Student Centered Learning
Tom, Cheryl – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The presented study focuses on the Navajo teachers' processes for implementing technology into the Response to Intervention program at a rural school on the Navajo Reservation. In an effort to promote technology on the Navajo Reservation, the summarized outcome of the study includes findings that addressed the process of interviewing Navajo…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, Technology Integration
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Henderson, Davis E.; Restrepo, Maria Adelaida; Aiken, Leona S. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2018
Purpose: This study examined whether the Predictive Early Assessment of Reading and Language (PEARL), a dynamic assessment of narratives that measures language comprehension and production, accurately classifies Navajo preschoolers with typically developing (TD) language or with language impairment (LI). Method: Ninety 4- and 5-year-old Navajo…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), Narration, Navajo, Preschool Children
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Desai, Shiv R.; Abeita, Andrea – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
From private to public, from small to large, campus protests and demonstrations have risen across the country to address institutional racism regarding a range of issues including offensive Halloween costumes, university/college seals, lack of faculty color, and racist vandalism. One such example occurred at Southwest University where Native…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), Tribes, Critical Theory, Race
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Sorensen, Mark – Childhood Education, 2017
Too often, global education focuses on places far and foreign, and this can make the quest to create a peaceful and sustainable world seem overwhelming and unattainable. Mark Sorensen reminds us that we need not look any farther than our own place, right here and right now. By engaging students in their own context and looking to the existing…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), Navajo, Global Education, Sustainability
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Brownell, Cassie J. – Reading Teacher, 2017
In response to the growing number of linguistically diverse students in elementary classrooms, this Teaching Tip centers stories of students exploring language identity and use in one fourth-grade classroom in the Midwestern United States. Specifically, the author situates this Teaching Tip by first telling how students engaged in a discussion…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Self Concept, Language Arts, Classroom Techniques
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Vandever, Daniel – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2017
Navajo Technical University first opened its doors in 1979 as the Navajo Skills Center with the simple intention of training an unemployed workforce and putting people to work. At the time, the Diné were just a generation removed from attempts at forced assimilation, which included unwarranted military action by the U.S. Cavalry during the Long…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), American Indian History, Poverty, Unemployment
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Bauer, Mark – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2016
The Summer Research Enhancement Program (SREP) at Diné College provides students with a solid foundation of public health research methods and includes a hands-on internship in their home community to test their newly acquired skills while enhancing the communities' health. Focusing on health issues prioritized by Navajo health leaders, from…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Tribally Controlled Education, College Students, Public Health
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Huang, Yi-Wen – SAGE Open, 2016
This article aims to examine the factors which must be taken into consideration before attempting to utilize Kasper and Petrello's nonjudgmental approach to English composition classes at a small 2-year college in the American Southwest. The majority of the students there are Navajo. Navajo oral tradition and syntax are two important factors to…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), American Indian Students, College English, Writing (Composition)
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Osnes, Beth; Manygoats, Adrian; Weitkamp, Lindsay – Research in Drama Education, 2015
Through applied theatre, Navajo women can participate in authoring a new story for how energy is mined, produced, developed, disseminated and used in the Navajo Nation. This article is an analysis of a creative process that was utilised with primarily Navajo women to create a Navajo Women's Energy Project (NWEP). The framework for this creative…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), Females, Theater Arts, Drama
Vining, Christine B. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Understanding how young children are socialized to the process and products of storytelling as part of everyday family life is important for language and literacy instruction. A language socialization framework was used to understand storytelling practices on the Navajo Nation. This study examined how three young English-speaking Navajo children,…
Descriptors: Socialization, English, Navajo (Nation), Story Telling
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Alhusaini, Abdulnasser A.; Maker, C. June – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine students' creativity when writing open-ended stories--across ethnicity, gender, and grades. Participants were 139 students, including 67 males and 72 females, from urban and rural areas of the southwestern United States. The students were in third, fourth, and fifth grades and included three ethnicities:…
Descriptors: Creativity, Writing (Composition), Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Huang, Yi-Wen – SAGE Open, 2015
This article analyzes factors that might be associated with Navajo college students' writing anxiety. Oral tradition, reading, syntax, and past experience are the factors discussed. Suggestions based on previous literature and personal experience are provided.
Descriptors: College Students, American Indian Students, Navajo (Nation), Writing Instruction
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Ali, Jinnat; McInerney, Dennis M.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; King, Ronnel B. – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The authors examined the relations between two socially oriented dimensions of student motivation and academic achievement of Native (Navajo) American and Anglo American students. Using confirmatory factor analysis, a multidimensional and hierarchical model was found to explain the relations between performance and social goals. Four first-order…
Descriptors: Correlation, White Students, Navajo (Nation), American Indian Students
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