Indigenous Education and Empowerment: International Perspectives

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Ismael Abu-Saad, Duane Champagne
Rowman Altamira, 2006 - Social Science - 197 pages
Indigenous people have often been confronted with education systems that ignore their cultural and historical perspectives. Largely unsuccessful projects of assimilation have been the predominant outcome of indigenous communities' encounters with state schools, as many indigenous students fail to conform to mainstream cultural norms. This insightful volume is an important contribution to our understanding of indigenous empowerment through education. The contributors to this volume work in the fields of education, social development and community empowerment among indigenous communities around the world. Their essays create a new foundation for implementing specialized indigenous/minority education worldwide, and engage the simultaneous projects of cultural preservation and social integration. This work will be vital for scholars in Native American studies, ethnic studies, and education.

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Contents

Athabaskan Education The Case of Denendeh Past Present and Future
13
Four Directions for Indian Education Curriculum Models for Lakota and Dakota Teaching and Learning
21
Deconstructing Captivities Indigenous Women Reshaping Education and Justice
69
Decolonizing Athabaskan Education Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Denendeh
81
Hear the Silenced Voices and Make that Relationship Issues of Relational Ethics in Aboriginal Contexts
113
Identity Formation among Indigenous Youth in MajorityControlled Schools Palestinian Arabs in Israel
127
Education Culture and Nation Building Development of the Tribal Learning Community and Educational Exchange
147
TalanoaMalie Social and Educational Empowerment for Tongans by Tongans in the Pasifika Education Proposal
169
Articulating Indigenous Peoples Culture in Education
179
Index
189
About the Contributors
195
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Ismael Abu-Saad is Professor of Education and founder of the Center for Bedouin Studies and Development at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Duane Champagne is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Native Nations Law & Policy Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

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