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Hannan, Mary, Ed.; Kicenko, Jan, Ed. – 2002
This do-it-yourself booklet is designed to help those who want to facilitate a Learning Circle but who cannot attend a training workshop. The booklet explains what a learning circle is; the principles of a learning circle; the difference among learning circles, discussion groups, and structured classes; why the learning circle methodology should…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Cooperative Learning
Hamilton, Edwin – 1992
This book is directed at the following audiences: adult educators and others who are either involved in or desire to become involved in community-based work; students of education, the social sciences, or related disciplines who desire information on community involvement as a career or means of fulfilling civic responsibilities, and persons in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation
Reagan, Timothy – 1996
The history of education, as taught in the United States and in the West generally, has focused primarily on how Western educational tradition emerged. This book provides a brief overview of several non-Western approaches to educational thought and practice. An understanding of how other peoples have educated their children, as well as what…
Descriptors: African Culture, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Beliefs
Gale, Steven H. – 1995
Traditionally, an important function of folktales in West Africa has been to educate, as the older generation imparts knowledge to younger members of the family, tribe, societal unit, or ethnic group both informally in everyday life and more formally within the context of the bush schools. This anthology of West African folk literature offers more…
Descriptors: African Culture, African Studies, Anthologies, Area Studies
Smith, William A. – 1980
The Education Game, a simulation designed to help professional educators experience what schooling means to students, was originally developed to introduce rural Ecuadorian farmers, who had little formal contact with schools, to the schooling experience, and was later expanded to stimulate discussion among Ecuadorian teachers on school-related…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Dramatic Play, Educational Discrimination, Educational Games
Begay, Shirley M.; And Others – 1983
A bilingual (Navajo-English) book from the Navajo Curriculum Center, on the Kinaalda, the Navajo girls' puberty ceremony, is intended for Navajo students at the secondary and junior college level and contains a section introducing the ceremony and sections on early life experiences and the initiation into womanhood. All text in the three sections…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education
Tennant, Edward A., Ed.; Bitar, Joseph N., Ed. – 1981
A collection of 49 Eskimo narrations forming part of the authentic oral traditions formerly passed on by village elders to succeeding generations are presented in a bilingual format of Yupik and English. These stories and teachings are by and about the Central Yupik people of southwestern Alaska, the largest cultural group native to the state. For…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Literature