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ERIC Number: EJ1173732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
The Gift of Education: How Indigenous Knowledges Can Transform the Future of Public Education
Jacob, Michelle M.; Sabzalian, Leilani; Jansen, Joana; Tobin, Tary J.; Vincent, Claudia G.; LaChance, Kelly M.
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v20 n1 p157-185 2018
This article advocates for the necessity of Indigenous Knowledges in furthering Indigenous self-determination in public schools, as well as furthering the broad aims of public education. Drawing attention to past efforts across the United States to transform the public school curriculum and analyzing data from testimonies given at Oregon State Legislature Hearings, we argue that Indigenous Knowledges offer an important resource for educating all students responsibly and improving relationships within and across communities. Framing these ideas as gift-giving logic, we argue that if educators and policy-makers are open, they can learn a great deal from Indigenous Knowledges and advocacy efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon; Montana; North Dakota; South Dakota; Washington; Wyoming
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Education Act 1972
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