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ERIC Number: EJ875263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Voices of Native Resiliency: Educational Experiences from the 1950s and 1960s
Penland, Jennifer L.
Qualitative Report, v15 n2 p430-454 Mar 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the lived educational experiences of American Indians who grew up during the 1950s and 1960s, known as the termination period in American history. The research for this phenomenological study consisted of interviews with eight participants who were willing to share their personal experiences from this selected time. Ten reoccurring themes were uncovered: chaos brings balance, challenge to become bi-cultural, the importance of teachers, external support systems, spirituality, tribal influences, influences of economic resources, cultural awareness and value, relevant curriculum, and recruitment of Native teachers. By uncovering these stories, it is hopeful that educators would benefit by being able to further illuminate and contextualize an understanding for more culturally responsive pedagogy.
Descriptors: United States History, American Indians, American Indian Education, Cultural Awareness, Educational Experience, American Indian History, Religion, Cultural Differences, Teacher Role, Tribes, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors, Social Values, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Recruitment, Minority Group Teachers, Boarding Schools, Public Schools, Career Choice, Self Determination, Social Bias, Racial Discrimination
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