Widening The Circle

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Overview

Recognizing the need for a pedagogy that better serves American Indian students, Beverly J. Klug and Patricia T. Whitfield construct a pedagogical model that blends native and non-native worldviews and methods. Among the building blocks of this new, culturally relevant education are language-based approaches to literacy development, the use of oral histories to supplement traditional texts, and a re-evaluation of the knowledge base these students need for success in tribal enterprises.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415935111
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/21/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 832,950
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Reaching All of Our Children 1
Ch. 2 A Brief History of American Indian Education 29
Ch. 3 Legacies of Colonization 54
Ch. 4 Language and Cultural Values: Defining Who We Are 95
Ch. 5 American Indians and Their Cultures 108
Ch. 6 Refusing to Believe in the Doctrine of Failure: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for American Indian Children 148
Ch. 7 School Organization, and Family and Community Involvement 217
Ch. 8 Case Studies 230
Ch. 9 Ongoing Concerns in American Indian Education 265
Ch. 10 Conclusions and Recommendations: Effective Schools for American Indian Children 287
Notes on Permissions 295
Index 301
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