ERIC Number: ED336217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Ourselves, Our Knowledge. Establishing Pathways to Excellence in Indian Education Implementation: Challenges and Solutions. Selected Proceedings of the Conference of the MOKAKIT Indian Education Research Association (Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 17-19, 1986).
Archibald, Jo-ann, Ed.; And Others
This proceedings addresses issues within the area of Indian education. The papers are categorized into four sections. The section "Theoretical Contributions" includes papers that: (1) advocate a commitment to the future of creative ethnicity and a regard for the past of tribalism; (2) offer a framework as a means of better understanding the task of providing meaningful schooling to Indian children; and (3) describe myths and research and suggest empowering Indian communities to conduct research. The papers in the "Theory into Practice" section discuss applications of theory for educators, including: (1) designing a holistic framework of the child in the school-community environment; (2) a critique of existing school literature programs in which Native literature is absent; and (3) an integrated view of the Indian learning style, based on the theories of Alfred Adler. The third section, "Community-Based Contributions" contains: (1) a summary of the "Seeking New Directions" project focusing on the practical educational and clinical responses to substance abuse and youth in crisis; and (2) a description of a curriculum development project that aimed to maintain the Micmac language. The fourth section, "Case Studies," includes papers that: (1) review the struggle by the people of Chapel Island Research to provide culturally relevant schooling for their children; (2) describe an experimental program in cognitive development for intermediate students; and (3) describe ethnic prejudice among high school students. The final section is a single paper reporting on a survey of educational attitudes in the Indian community. (KS)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Canada Natives, Cognitive Style, Community Programs, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Research Problems, Social Problems, Substance Abuse
Mokakit Indian Education Research Association, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mokakit Indian Education Research Association, Vancouver (British Columbia).