Widening the Circle: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for American Indian Children

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Education - 224 pages
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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Contents

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