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ERIC Number: EJ1034801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Looking into the Hearts of Native Peoples: Nation Building as an Institutional Orientation for Graduate Education
Brayboy, Bryan McKinley Jones; Castagno, Angelina E.; Solyom, Jessica A.
American Journal of Education, v120 n4 p575-596 Aug 2014
In this article, we suggest that graduate programs in predominantly white institutions can and should be sites of self-education and tribal nation building. In arguing this, we examine how a particular graduate program and the participants of that program engaged tribal nation building, and then we suggest that graduate education writ large must also adopt an institutional orientation of nation building. We connect Guinier's notion of democratic merit to our discussion of nation building as a way to suggest a rethinking of "success" and "merit" in graduate education. We argue that higher education should be centrally concerned with capacity building and graduates who aim to serve their communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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