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ERIC Number: EJ1116591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9283
Stitching a New Pattern in Educational Leadership: Reinterpreting a University Partnership Academy Model for Native Nations
RedCorn, Alex
Educational Considerations, v43 n4 p60-69 Fall 2016
With this themed issue of "Educational Considerations" focused on using university-district partnership academies to prepare leaders for educational settings, it is important to consider the value of this model in socially diverse environments and especially the potential for native nations to use this approach for training emerging educational leaders. Specifically, when Miller, Devin, and Shoop (2007) discussed the need for this partnership model to better merge theory and practice in educational leadership training programs, they opened up a flexible space for education institutions to weave culturally responsive learning experiences into their professional capacity-building model. In doing so, this allows for the incorporation of important place-based learning experiences that rely on energy and relationships found within Indigenous communities (Deloria & Wildcat, 2001). With this in mind, as Indigenous communities explore ways to build their capacities in pursuit of enhanced educational sovereignty and self-determination (Smith, 1999), the author posits that this university-district partnership model can be used in Indigenous communities to better prepare educational leaders for the entangled settler-colonial environments in which they practice. The purpose of this article is to discuss the entangled position of being an Indigenous educator, and how Miller, Devin, and Shoop's (2007) partnership academy model can adapt to this position and fill a complex capacity-building need in Indian Country. Since Kansas State University and the Osage Nation have recently developed a new partnership academy to begin in the Fall of 2016, the author uses this specific example to help illustrate the perspective of native nations in our education systems, and explore how this model is being adapted for the Osage community.
Kansas State University, College of Education. Available from: New Prairie Press. Kansas State University Libraries, 1117 Mid-Campus Drive North, Manhattan, KS 66506. Tel: 785-532-7444; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas
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