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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.
WIDENING THE CIRCLE -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: Reaching All of Our Children -- Chapter 2: A Brief History of American Indian Education -- Chapter 3: Legacies of Colonization -- Chapter 4: Language and Cultural Values: Defining Who We Are -- Chapter 5: American Indians and Their Cultures -- Chapter 6: Refusing to Believe in the Doctrine of Failure: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for American Indian Children -- Chapter 7: School Organization, and Family and Community Involvement -- Chapter 8: Case Studies -- Chapter 9: Ongoing Concerns in American Indian Education -- Chapter 10: Conclusions and Recommendations: Effective Schools for American Indian Children -- Notes on Permissions -- Index.
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