ERIC Number: ED162771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Thus the Old Ones Have Taught; Native Americans: A Commentary and Guide for Teachers.
Nevada Univ., Reno. Research and Educational Planning Center.
Addressed to non-Indian teachers and teachers-in-training, this commentary and guide about education of Native American children is intended to instill awareness of the Indian child's perspective and provide direction for teaching about Native American history, art, literature, and governance. Some essays and articles are edited versions of presentations at a Project Paiute workshop in Nevada; others are by historians, educators, scholars, and native leaders in Nevada and elsewhere. Topics in the teacher guide include: What We Want for Our Children; Every Person Is Bound by His Culture (comparing Indian stereotypes with specifics from Paiute culture); Teaching the Indian Child (identity, communication, teacher training, curriculum); Teachers, Indian Children, Indian Culture; Views from Different Sides (ranging from instructional materials to incorporating Indian Cultures study into regular classroom curriculum); A Philosophy of Indian Education; Goals for a Culturally Based Indian Preschool Curriculum; American Indian Tribal Governments; Teaching History from the American Indian Perspective; Indian Art in the Classroom; Learning from the Coyote; Teaching the American Indian Tale; National Study of American Indian Education (excerpts); Resource Materials for Teachers of Native American Children. A bibliography of American Indian resources and resources from Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada are given. (RS)
Descriptors: American History, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Art, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies, Governance, Language of Instruction, Preschool Education, Self Concept, Story Telling, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teacher Influence, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ., Reno. Research and Educational Planning Center.
Identifiers: Nevada; Paiute (Tribe)
Note: Prepared as part of Project PAIUTE