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ERIC Number: EJ896558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 53
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 192
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
Culturally Responsive Schooling for Indigenous Youth: A Review of the Literature
Castagno, Angelina E.; Brayboy, Bryan McKinley Jones
Review of Educational Research, v78 n4 p941-993 Dec 2008
This article reviews the literature on culturally responsive schooling (CRS) for Indigenous youth with an eye toward how we might provide more equitable and culturally responsive education within the current context of standardization and accountability. Although CRS for Indigenous youth has been advocated for over the past 40 years, schools and classrooms are failing to meet the needs of Indigenous students. The authors suggest that although the plethora of writing on CRS reviewed here is insightful, it has had little impact on what teachers do because it is too easily reduced to essentializations, meaningless generalizations, or trivial anecdotes--none of which result in systemic, institutional, or lasting changes to schools serving Indigenous youth. The authors argue for a more central and explicit focus on sovereignty and self-determination, racism, and Indigenous epistemologies in future work on CRS for Indigenous youth. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Language: English
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