Collected Wisdom American Indian Education

ISBN-10: 0205267572

ISBN-13: 9780205267576

Edition: 1st 1998

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Description: How do cultural differences and real-world issues affect the education of students, in this case, American Indian students? What approaches have real teachers found that work well with American Indian students? This books answers these and more thoughtful questions about teaching in today's diverse school communities.KEY TOPICS: This book captures the collected wisdom of nearly 60 teachers of American Indian students, their frustrations, joys, and challenges. It provides in a very real way, a portrait of the issues that challenge these students, as well as the successes some teachers have in working with American Indian students. It provides new and fresh perspectives on learning styles and literacy issues. It is also the first book to confront issues of historic oppression and its impact on contemporary Indian education. New and practicing teachers seeking to enhance their awareness and teaching methods to meet the needs of today's diverse classrooms.

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Book details

Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Teacher as a Learner
A Chapter Road Map
Collected Stories: A Way to Make Sense of American Indian Education
The Story of Our Research
An Emerging Theme: Teacher as Learner
Ketron's Stories Introduce the Emerging Themes in the Research
Why We Collected These Stories
An Only Partially Resolved Problem with Language
How to Read this Book
Cultural Difference: Recognizing the Gap into Which Students and Teachers Fall
Finding the Subtlety of Cultural Differences
Questions to Jump Start Your Reading
A Chapter Road Map
Difference in Beliefs
Difference in Ways of Being
A Non-Indian's View of American Indian Spirituality
Challenges to Seeing Cultural Difference
Case Study: Meg and the Hurricane
Things to Remember
What Has Gone Wrong: The Remnants of Oppression
Questions to Jump Start Your Reading
A Chapter Road Map
An Introduction to Oppression
A Profile of Odie: A Survivor of Oppression
Present Day Manifestations of Oppression
Case Study: They're Acting Really Squirrelly
Full Circle
Things to Remember
Creating a Two-Way Bridge: Being Indian in a Non-Indian World
Questions to Jump Start Your Reading
A Chapter Road Map
Making Connections with Other Sections of the Book
A Profile
Challenges Facing Students as They Seek a Comfort Level in Both Worlds
Challenges to Teachers, Schools and Policy Makers
Moving Beyond Metaphor
Case Study: The Storyteller
Issues of Native Language
Questions to Jump Start Your Reading
A Chapter Road Map
Schools of Thought About Language Maintenance
A Profile
What Others Have to Say about Second Language Acquisition, Motivation for Learning a Language, and Language Loss Theory
An Overview of Language Extinction Efforts
Cultural and Religious Issues in Language Maintenance
The Extent of Language Loss
Orthography Wars
Dialect Differences and Varying Levels of Proficiency
Urban American Indian Language Issues
Relationships Between English and Tribal Language Use
American Indian Language Strategies and Related Issues
If the Language is Deemed Important, Who Is Responsible for Maintaining It?
Case Study: Ruth and the Videotape
Full Circle
Things to Remember
Ways of Learning
Questions to Jump Start Your Reading
A Chapter Road Map
American Indian Learning Styles
Case Study: The Great Circle of These Things
Full Circle
Things to Remember
Literacy, Thought and Empowerment
Questions to Jump Start Your Reading
A Chapter Road Map
What Teachers Reported About Literacy
What Teachers Said About Cultural Differences in Thought
What Researchers Say About Cultural Differences in Thought
Reenter Amelia LeGarde, Storyteller: Abstract Lessons from Stories
A Return to the Chapter Four Case: "The Storyteller."
Explicit Lessons Needed for the Articulation of Abstraction
Issues of Decontextualized Thought
Whole Language Is Not Enough in Empowering American Indians
Empowerment of American Ind
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