Professors' knowledge of agriculture and natural resource issues on Hopi and Navajo lands: A contributing factor in Native American student recruitment and retention

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Title:
Professors' knowledge of agriculture and natural resource issues on Hopi and Navajo lands: A contributing factor in Native American student recruitment and retention
Author:
Adolf, Melvina
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The University of Arizona's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has a long history of serving the agricultural community throughout the state. Located within Arizona's boundaries are twenty-one Indian reservations whose agriculture and natural resources are of significant import to tribal communities culturally, spiritually, and economically. Declining enrollment of Native American students has prompted this study of the perceptions of faculty regarding agricultural and natural resource issues on the Navajo and Hopi reservations. Responses show a disturbing lack of awareness regarding issues important to the two reservations. There are cultural differences between the University and the tribes that are believed to have an influence on recruitment and retention rates. Thus, heightening the awareness of faculty to agricultural and natural resource concerns of the Navajo and Hopi peoples could reverse the downward trend of recruitment and retention rates of Native American students.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Bilingual and Multicultural.; Education, Agricultural.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agriculture Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Huber, Nancy S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleProfessors' knowledge of agriculture and natural resource issues on Hopi and Navajo lands: A contributing factor in Native American student recruitment and retentionen_US
dc.creatorAdolf, Melvinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAdolf, Melvinaen_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe University of Arizona's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has a long history of serving the agricultural community throughout the state. Located within Arizona's boundaries are twenty-one Indian reservations whose agriculture and natural resources are of significant import to tribal communities culturally, spiritually, and economically. Declining enrollment of Native American students has prompted this study of the perceptions of faculty regarding agricultural and natural resource issues on the Navajo and Hopi reservations. Responses show a disturbing lack of awareness regarding issues important to the two reservations. There are cultural differences between the University and the tribes that are believed to have an influence on recruitment and retention rates. Thus, heightening the awareness of faculty to agricultural and natural resource concerns of the Navajo and Hopi peoples could reverse the downward trend of recruitment and retention rates of Native American students.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Bilingual and Multicultural.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Agricultural.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgriculture Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHuber, Nancy S.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1414222en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b44417512en_US
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