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ERIC Number: EJ933167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8731
The Power of Place: Creating an Indigenous Charter School
Fenimore-Smith, J. Kay
Journal of American Indian Education, v48 n2 p1-17 2009
Recognition of the disproportionately high failure rate of American Indian students in local public schools caused Tribal officials to consider development of a reservation-based charter high school. Eagle High School opened its doors August 30, 2004. This article presents the findings of a two-year study, which examined the struggles of the school staff as they sought to provide a culturally rich environment and curriculum that would engage and challenge students academically. Cummins' (1992) theory of cultural differences provides a schema for discussion of the findings. Analysis of the issues raised by the study foregrounds the complexity of factors affecting both the development of a culturally grounded charter school and the achievement of students attending the school.
Center for Indian Education. Arizona State University, College of Education, P.O. Box 871311, Tempe, AZ 95287-1311. Tel: 480-965-6292; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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