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ERIC Number: EJ841960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0095-182X
Cultural Differences of Teaching and Learning: A Native American Perspective of Participating in Educational Systems and Organizations
Bowman, Nicole R.
American Indian Quarterly, v27 n1-2 p91-102 Win-Spr 2003
The author is a researcher and graduate student of American Indian descent (Stockbridge-Munsee/Mohican). She has always been very aware of the absence of other American Indian students in postsecondary education programs; has noticed the shortage of American Indians employed as educators, professors, or administrators; and is acutely aware of the number of American Indian populations excluded from qualitative or quantitative data sets as part of mainstream research agendas that are published on the state or national level. This article is the beginning of her dissertation research journey, and the data that she has studied thus far demonstrates a ten-year failure of the traditional, Western, and public educational system in Wisconsin to nurture, graduate, and utilize Native Americans from birth through adulthood. This historical failure in the Wisconsin educational systems and organizations has left the First Children and the First People of this country far behind as compared to their other minority and white counterparts. The extent of how far and why they are behind is what the author is determined to discover. Her motivation comes from a desire she has to create a comprehensive baseline for Native American achievement data, which currently does not exist. Through research and evaluation methods that are culturally relevant, this database could accurately document the educational history of Native Americans in the public school system. Based on qualitative and quantitative scientific data and methodologies, this baseline could inform the educational and scientific community on culturally relevant strategies to further investigate and empirically document the systems, policies, and practices that have given Native American students and professionals the opportunity to be successful within educational systems. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin