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Principal Leadership, 2013
The value that Native American nations place on deliberative experiential learning and oral reflection often is opposed to traditional practices in US schools. The inherent differences between those cultural approaches to learning have contributed to the large achievement gap between Native American schools and traditional public schools. In 2006…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Experiential Learning, Oral Tradition
Lee, Tiffany S. – Online Submission, 2010
The Native American Community Academy (NACA) is demonstrating an example of Indigenous philosophies and practices in education through its holistic, student-centered approach to education. NACA was one school in a large statewide study on Indian education in New Mexico. Focus groups with students, teachers, and community members illustrate the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, American Indians, Focus Groups, American Indian Education
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Deschenie, Tina – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2008
This article profiles teacher Leroy Silva (Laguna), 27, a.k.a. "Buster". Silva describes himself as an active guy who stays busy working out, playing basketball, softball, and more recently golf, soccer, and lacrosse. He teaches personal wellness and sports (not physical education), a job he began in 2006. Before that he was a trainer at…
Descriptors: Role Models, American Indians, American Indian Education, Wellness