Widening the Circle: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for American Indian Children

1st Edition

Beverly J. Klug, Patricia T. Whitfield

Published October 25, 2002
Reference - 336 Pages
ISBN 9780415935111 - CAT# RT3217

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Recognizing the need for a pedagogy that better serves American Indian students, Beverly J. Klug and Patricia T. Whitfield construct a pedagogical model that blends native and non-native worldviews and methods. Among the building blocks of this new, culturally relevant education are language-based approaches to literacy development, the use of oral histories to supplement traditional texts, and a re-evaluation of the knowledge base these students need for success in tribal enterprises.


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