How do cultural differences and real-world issues affect the education of students, in this case, American Indian students? What approaches have real teachers found that work well with American Indian students? This books answers these and more thoughtful questions about teaching in today's diverse school communities. KEY TOPICS: This book captures the collected wisdom of nearly 60 teachers of American Indian students, their frustrations, joys, and challenges. It provides in a very real way, a portrait of the issues that challenge these students, as well as the successes some teachers have in working with American Indian students. It provides new and fresh perspectives on learning styles and literacy issues. It is also the first book to confront issues of historic oppression and its impact on contemporary Indian education.
New and practicing teachers seeking to enhance their awareness and teaching methods to meet the needs of today's diverse classrooms.
Distills insights from interviews with 60 practicing teachers of American Indian students. Considers such perspectives as the teacher as learner, cultural differences, the remnants of oppression, being Indian in a non-Indian world, language issues, ways of learning, and motivating students. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.