Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Bridging generations: American Indian family perceptions of home/school partnerships
by Sandoval, Nicolasa Irene, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007, 138; 3274418
Abstract (Summary)

Bridging generations: American Indian family perceptions of home/school partnerships is a case study that examines perspectives of community members affiliated with a California Indian reservation. This study investigates and documents perceptions of parents and families of American Indian elementary and secondary students enrolled in local and regional schools. These voices, currently under-represented in the literature, contribute new knowledge to the field of education, inform teaching, learning, and policy decisions regarding this particular American Indian community, and has implications for others historically under-served by educational institutions. Research data may inform investment approaches tribal governments employ towards developing home-school-community partnerships. This study posits methods for how educators and administrators (in schools and tribal governments) may better serve students and families by identifying appropriate ways to improve opportunities and outcomes for all stakeholders.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Weissglass, Julian
Commitee:
School: University of California, Santa Barbara
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 68/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Bilingual education, Multicultural education, School administration, Native Americans, Native studies
Keywords: Family, Home-school partnerships, Native American, Racism
Publication Number: 3274418
ISBN: 9780549152606
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