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.
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 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Routledge N. Y. Published: 11/21/2002 International: No
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1. Reaching All of Our Children 2. A Brief History of Indian Education 3. Legacies of Colonization 4. Language and Cultural Values: Defining Who We Are 5. American Indians and Their Cultures: Strong Educators Construct School Success for Children 6. Refusing to Believe in the Doctrine of Failure: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for American Indian Children 7. School Organization, Parent, and Community Involvement 8. Case Studies: The Meeting of Two Cultures 9. Ongoing Concerns in American Indian Education 10. Conclusions and Recommendations: Effective Schools for American Indian Children
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