Teaching American Indian Students

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Jon Allan Reyhner
University of Oklahoma Press, 1993 - Social Science - 328 pages
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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 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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Contents

The Empowerment of Indian Students
3
Assumptions Ideologies Strategies
13
A History of Indian Education
33
Bilingual Education
59
Adapting Instruction to Culture
81
Adapting Curriculum to Culture
96
Getting Teachers and Parents to Work Together
104
Language Development
132
Improving Reading Comprehension
178
Teaching American Indian Literature
192
Social Studies
209
Science
223
Mathematics
241
Population
265
Other Resources
280
The Contributors
319

American Indian English
143
Teaching Reading Responsively
157

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About the author (1993)

Jon Reyhner is Professor of Education at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. He 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 editor of Teaching Indigenous Students: Honoring Place, Community, and Culture.

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