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ERIC Number: ED545992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 215
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-7089-5
Schooling Experiences of Central California Indian People across Generations
Williams, Tara
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, California State University, Fresno
This exploratory study took a post-colonialist lens to record, examine and document schooling experiences of California Indian people across several generations representing three Central Valley tribes: the Mono, the Tachi Yokuts of Santa Rosa Rancheria, and the Tule River Tribe. Past and present perceptions of Indian schooling were elicited through personal interviews and framed by archival data from educators and students through multiple generations. Mission school, boarding school, and public school experiences were documented and compared. Interviewees agreed on the importance of education for tribal youth as a collaborative effort between tribes and public schools. Boarding school experiences were reported as having been positive or negative depending on historical and socio-political context. Interviewees indicated a strong interest in including traditional culture and language as part of the schooling experience for California Indian youth. Gaming as a source of revenue was perceived by interviewees as having both positive and negative ramifications for the education of tribal youth. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California