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ERIC Number: EJ908742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Indigenous Studies and Intercultural Education: The Impact of a Place-Based Primary-School Program
Ngai, Phyllis Bo-yuen; Koehn, Peter H.
Intercultural Education, v21 n6 p597-606 Dec 2010
The article presents a student-impact assessment of a model two-year place-based intercultural approach to indigenous education. Students at Lewis & Clark Primary School in Missoula, Montana, connected face-to-face with tribal educators and members residing in the nearby American Indian reservation. The program's learning outcomes included impressive gains in knowledge of Montana tribes, fewer stereotypical images, enhanced consciousness about the histories and cultures of the place in which students reside, heightened appreciation for and connectedness with Native Americans, and increased cultural awareness. The power of the place-based intercultural-education approach is that K-5 students can acquire cultural knowledge, break stereotypes, and develop new appreciation for, and interest in, diverse peoples and issues by directly experiencing the local context in which diversity resides. (Contains 4 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Montana