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The Native American Experience: : Looking Through Indigenous Eyes

The Native American Experience: : Looking Through Indigenous Eyes

by Jr. MAEd 2 James A. Starkey


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American Indian Studies essential topics, Native Worldview and Philosophy, and Traditional Teaching Methodologies are all important components in understanding the Native Experience. For the first time, these three crucial elements are brought together in a single text for educators to use in their curriculum planning as well as for the general public in their understanding of Indigenous People. Through the views of Indian scholars, researchers, and educators, a comprehensive look at the Native American Experience evolves.

Starting with an in-depth examination of American Indian Studies, the text chronicles the evolution of Indian Education from the roots of how Native people were educated in the New World to its current presence on the university campus. The text progresses to an essential conceptual understanding in discussing Indigenous People: the Native Worldview and Philosophy. The author identifies the components of both subjects and discusses the importance of using those elements as contextual tools in understanding the issues that are so important to the full grasp of Native American Experience. Finally tying the Native issues and worldview together are Traditional Teaching Methodologies. A thorough examination of the time-tested techniques demonstrate how the use of traditional methodologies enhances the presentation of a complete American Indian Studies course. With the current changing demographics of mainstream education, the author explains how a traditional approach can improve and empower the teacher in today's modern classroom as well.

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ISBN-13: 9781494210960
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/06/2014
Pages: 540
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

James A. Starkey, Jr. has been an educator for over four decades, teaching in the public schools of Washington at all levels. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Education at Antioch University Seattle and teaches American Indian Studies at Bellevue College in the Continuing Education Department. He is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Pembina Band, and his family is originally from the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Minnesota. He has been a consultant and parent committee member of the Eastside Native American Education Program for over 35 years.

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