A Place to Be Navajo: Rough Rock and the Struggle for Self-Determination in Indigenous Schooling

By Teresa L. McCarty; Fred Bia | Go to book overview

A PLACE TO BE NAVAJO
Rough Rock and the Struggle
for Self-Determination
in Indigenous Schooling

Teresa L. McCarty
University of Arizona Department of Language, Reading and Culture

With Photographs by
Fred Bia
Rough Rock Community School

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A Place to Be Navajo: Rough Rock and the Struggle for Self-Determination in Indigenous Schooling
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Series Editor Foreword ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xv
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • 1 - Framing the Story 1
  • 2 - People, Place, and Ethnographic Texts 7
  • 3 - How It Was 21
  • 4 - We Were Going to School Being Taught Only by Anglos 39
  • 5 - A Portrait of Change 55
  • 6 - Origin Stories 71
  • 7 - Community and Classroom 83
  • 8 - The Problems and Politics of Program Evaluation 101
  • 9 - The Two Faces of Self-Determination 113
  • 10 - Transitions and Turmoil 131
  • 11 - If We Want to Be Powerful, We Have to Exercise Our Power: Indigenous Teachers as Change Agents 147
  • 12 - Protest 167
  • 13 - What If the Children Forget the Navajo Language? 179
  • Epilogue—“the Hopes and Dreams of Rough Rock” 193
  • References 201
  • Author Index 215
  • Subject Index 221
  • About the Author 229
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