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Widening the Circle : Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for American Indian Children - 02 edition

Widening the Circle : Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for American Indian Children (ISBN10: 0415935113; ISBN13: 9780415935111)
ISBN13: 978-0415935111
ISBN10: 0415935113

Summary: It is estimated that between 40-60% of American Indian students drop out of school each year. Klug and Whitfield take a critical look at the issues of American Indian education to suggest a way to change this trend. Recognizing the need for a pedagogy that better serves American Indian students, Widening the Circle constructs a culturally relevant model of teaching that blends native and non-native worldviews and methods. Among the building blocks of this new pedagog
y are the use of oral histories to supplement traditional texts and a re-evaluation of the knowledge base these students need for academic success.
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Summary: It is estimated that between 40-60% of American Indian students drop out of school each year. Klug and Whitfield take a critical look at the issues of American Indian education to suggest a way to change this trend. Recognizing the need for a pedagogy that better serves American Indian students, Widening the Circle constructs a culturally relevant model of teaching that blends native and non-native worldviews and methods. Among the building blocks of this new pedagogy are the use of oral histories to supplement traditional texts and a re-evaluation of the knowledge base these students need for academic success. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
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Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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