ERIC Number: ED418899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Ethnic Stereotyping, Alternative World Views and Community Service.
Trevelyan, Amelia M.
This paper details how a service learning component has been incorporated into the art history curriculum at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania). The service learning work involves a cataloging project of the archives of the Carlisle Indian School nearby. The project is designed to provide native groups throughout North America with information they need from the archive. The first phase of the work involves cataloging all of the periodicals published by the Carlisle School, focusing on the names, tribal and agency affiliations of any students mentioned. The information is then transferred into a database for ease of access. The following phase will require students to do research for any native people requesting information on their relatives, coordinating the research with the National Archives in Washington, D.C, the Carlisle Indian School archive photo files, and the Cumberland County (Pennsylvania) Historical Society. The paper notes additional benefits of the project to include student recognition of stereotypical attitudes and assumptions about native peoples through access of the primary sources, as well as the questions of self image and the effect of the Indian School education on native self-definition in the past as well as today. (EH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Art History, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Tribally Controlled Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Carlisle Indian School PA; Gettysburg College PA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Art Association of America (New York, NY, February 12-15, 1997).