ERIC Number: EJ976531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
Clan, Sage, and Sky: Indigenous, Hispano, and Mestizo Narratives of Learning in New Mexico Context
Chavez, Alicia Fedelina; Ke, Fengfeng; Herrera, Felisha A.
American Educational Research Journal, v49 n4 p775-806 Aug 2012
Colleges and universities retain Native American and Latino college students at lower rates than other ethnic groups even when culturally based services, financial assistance, and support are provided. College teaching and conceptions of learning have yet to evolve on a widespread basis toward culturally diverse epistemologies and practice. This narrative inquiry explores meaning making of 50 Native, Hispano, and Mestizo American students about their learning in a variety of contexts including face-to-face and online college courses as well as learning at home, in extended family and tribal contexts. The study also explores teaching practices students identified as most helpful to their learning and success. Underlying cultural constructs emerged from narrative analysis in eight areas of learning.
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Student Attitudes, Family (Sociological Unit), American Indians, Teaching Methods, Financial Support, Epistemology, Cultural Differences, Personal Narratives, College Students, Online Courses, Educational Environment, Family Environment, Learning Processes, Tribes, Cultural Awareness, Multiracial Persons, Cultural Context
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico