This research presents a quantitative and qualitative analysis of American Indian doctorate receipt between 1980-2000. A quantitative analysis of American Indian doctorate receipt by sex and by broadfield category is initially presented. This research also sought to qualitatively explore the multiple factors that influence American Indians to receive and utilize their doctorate in the field of Education. Interviews with 16 American Indian doctorate recipients in the field of Education from the University of Oklahoma, the University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University were conducted. Findings revealed that issues of community, personal and professional interest, and voice and access were all contributory factors that both influenced and motivated these persons to obtain their doctorate in the field of Education.
Published in Indigenous Nations Studies Journal, Volume 4, Issue 1, Spring 2003, pages 63-79.
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