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Written entirely by Native authors, this book addresses some critical issues in the education of American Indian and Alaska Native students. Intended for college classrooms, it aims to fill a void in the literature and textbooks used in multicultural and teacher education programs. The book has four sections: the past and present foundations of Indian education; curriculum issues, thoughts, and practice; the college and university experience; and next steps (research to support improved practice). Chapters are: (1) The Unnatural History of American Indian Education (K. Tsianina Lomawaima); (2) Tribal Control of American Indian Education: Observations Since the 1960s with Implications for the Future (John W. Tippeconnic III); (3) Education and the Law: Implications for American Indian/Alaska Native Students (Linda Sue Warner); (4) Culturally Appropriate Curriculum: A Research-Based Rationale (Tarajean Yazzie); (5) Teaching through Traditions: Incorporating Languages and Culture into Curricula (Linda Skinner); (6) The Native American Learner and Bicultural Science Education (Gregory A. Cajete); (7) Student Assessment in Indian Education or What Is a Roach? (Sandra J. Fox); (8) Effective Counseling with American Indian Students (Deborah Wetsit); (9) The Role of Social Work in Advancing the Practice of Indigenous Education: Obstacles and Promises in Empowerment-Oriented Social Work Practice (Michael J. Yellow Bird, Venida Chenault); (10) American Indians and Alaska Natives in Higher Education: Promoting Access and Achievement (D. Michael Pavel); (11) Tribal Colleges: 1968-1998 (Wayne J. Stein); (12) The Vanishing Native Reappears in the College Curriculum (Clara Sue Kidwell); and (13) Research To Support Improved Practice in Indian Education (Karen Gayton Swisher, John W. Tippeconnic III). Contains references in each chapter and an index. (SV)

Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, College Students, Colleges, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Tribally Controlled Education

ERIC/CRESS, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($24.00).

Autor: Swisher, Karen Gayton, Ed.; Tippeconnic, John W., III, Ed.


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