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ERIC Number: EJ858583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
What Every Teacher Needs to Know to Teach Native American Students
Morgan, Hani
Multicultural Education, v16 n4 p10-12 Sum 2009
Many Native American students have problems in traditional American schools, and the dropout rate of Native American students indicates this (Lomawaima, 1995; Rhodes, 1988). Researchers often point out that one reason students may encounter difficulties in school has to do with a school district's neglect for the learning style or culture of a given group. In this article the author discusses the culture and learning styles of Native American students and offers educational practices that will likely aid this group of students to work to their potential. The author argues that in order to teach Native Americans in a way that reflects their culture, teachers must realize that Native America students are often taught differently at home than are mainstream students, but that Native American children can also differ greatly from each other. In order for Native American students to reach their potential in school, it is recommended that teachers understand those students' preferred ways of learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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