ERIC Number: ED190299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Multicultural Education and the American Indian. Contemporary American Indian Issues Series, No. 2.
California Univ., Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center.
The book of readings on multicultural education and the American Indian contains 14 articles presented in 6 sections: introduction to multicultural education; multicultural education policies on the national and local levels; cross cultural education and Indian student performance; leader and teacher training; and curriculum development. Specifically the articles address: traditional Indian philosophy as it applies to multicultural education; federal policy and racial stereotypes between 1879 and 1920; 19th century Choctaw bilingual and bicultural education; the renaissance of Native American culture as a result of multicultural education; patterns of success and failure in Indian studies programs; the implications of multicultural education for American Indians; school and societal pressures affecting multicultural education program implementation; the distorted view of Indians presented in most teaching materials; the controversy over the "cross over effect" seen in Indian academic achievement; the socialization processes affecting educated Indian administrators; factors affecting the education of teachers of American Indians; a model for cultural awareness inservice training; recommendations for the development of a social studies curriculum; and Indian content in a community based curriculum model for social work education. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, Bilingual Education, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Background, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Federal Indian Relationship, Leadership Styles, Models, Multicultural Education, Philosophy, Policy, Self Determination, Stereotypes, Teacher Education, Tribes, United States History, Values
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center.
Identifiers: Choctaw (Tribe)