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ERIC Number: EJ1104932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Locally Developed Indigenous Curriculum
Putnam, JoAnne W.; Putnam, David E.; Jerome, Bernard E.; Jerome, Ramona
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v13 n2 2011
For over 400 years, Wabankaki children of Maine and eastern Canada have been assimilated into schools established by European immigrants. Low high school graduation rates, poor achievement outcomes, and overrepresentation of students in special education reveal an "invisible crisis" that threatens the survival of the indigenous culture and communities. Here we describe a collaborative cross-border project between the Gesgapegiag Mi'gmaq First Nation and northern Maine university professors that produced culturally based curricula in science and early childhood education. Our work involved indigenous ownership, cultural content, language, and instructional strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Maine
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