Teaching American Indian Students

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Teaching American Indian Students is the most comprehensive resource book available for educators of American Indians. The promise of this book is that Indian students can improve their academic performance through educational approaches that do not force students to choose between the culture of their home and the culture of their school. This multidisciplinary volume summarizes the latest research on Indian education, provides practical suggestions for teachers, and offers a vast selection of resources ...

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Overview

Teaching American Indian Students is the most comprehensive resource book available for educators of American Indians. The promise of this book is that Indian students can improve their academic performance through educational approaches that do not force students to choose between the culture of their home and the culture of their school. This multidisciplinary volume summarizes the latest research on Indian education, provides practical suggestions for teachers, and offers a vast selection of resources available to teachers of Indian students.

Included are chapters on bilingual and multicultural education; the history of U.S. Indian education; teacher-parent relationships; language and literacy development, with particular discussion of English as a second language and American Indian literature; and teaching in the content areas of social science, science, mathematics, and physical education.

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New edition of a well-received annual. The review of the year's news covers AIDS, Reagan, asbestos, student aid, Bennett's model curriculum. Summarizes the latest research on Indian education, provides practical suggestions for teachers, and offers an extensive selection of resources available to teachers of Indian students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806126746
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Reyhner is Professor of Education at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Reyhner has taught on the Navajo Reservation and served as a school administrator for the Blackfeet, Fort Peck, Havasupai, White Mountain Apache, and other communities. He is the editor of Teaching American Indian Students.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
I Multicultural Education
1 The Empowerment of Indian Students 3
2 Indian Education: Assumptions, Ideologies, Strategies 13
3 A History of Indian Education 33
4 Bilingual Education 59
II Instruction, Curriculum, and Community
5 Adapting Instruction to Culture 81
6 Adapting Curriculum to Culture 96
7 Getting Teachers and Parents to Work Together 104
III Language Development
8 Language and Literacy Development 115
9 Oral Language Development 132
10 American Indian English 143
IV Reading and Literature
11 Teaching Reading Responsively 157
12 The Whole Language Approach 168
13 Improving Reading Comprehension 178
14 Teaching American Indian Literature 192
V Teaching in the Content Areas
15 Social Studies 209
16 Science 223
17 Mathematics 241
18 Physical Education 251
Appendix A: American Indians Today: Population and Education Statistics 265
Appendix B: Sources and Recommendations for Indian Children's Literature 269
Appendix C: Resources for Teaching Social Studies 275
Appendix D: Other Resources 280
References 285
The Contributors 319
Index 323
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