Synopses & Reviews
Teaching American Indian Students is the most comprehensive resource book available for educators of American Indians. The promise of this book is that Indian students can improve their academic performance through educational approaches that do not force students to choose between the culture of their home and the culture of their school. This multidisciplinary volume summarizes the latest research on Indian education, provides practical suggestions for teachers, and offers a vast selection of resources available to teachers of Indian students.
Included are chapters on bilingual and multicultural education; the history of U.S. Indian education; teacher-parent relationships; language and literacy development, with particular discussion of English as a second language and American Indian literature; and teaching in the content areas of social science, science, mathematics, and physical education.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-317) and index.
About the Author
Jon Reyhner is Professor of Education at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Reyhner has taught on the Navajo Reservation and served as a school administrator for the Blackfeet, Fort Peck, Havasupai, White Mountain Apache, and other communities. He is the editor of Teaching American Indian Students.
Table of Contents
The empowerment of Indian students / Jim Cummins -- Indian education : assumptions, ideologies, stategies / Ricardo L. Garcia and Janet Goldenstein Ahler -- A history of Indian education / Jon Reyhner and Jeanne Eder -- Bilingual education / Jon Reyhner -- Adapting instruction to culture / Karen Swisher and Donna Deyhle -- Adapting curriculum to culture / Jon Reyhner -- Getting teachers and parents to work together / Dick Littlebear -- Language and literacy development / T. L. McCarty and Rachel Schaffer -- Oral language development / Edwina Hoffman -- American Indian English / William L. Leap -- Teaching reading responsively / Jon Reyhner -- The whole language approach / Sandra Fox -- Improving reading comprehension / Daniel L. Pearce -- Teaching American Indian literature / James R. Saucerman -- Social studies / Marlene F. LaCounte -- Science / Carlos J. Ovando -- Mathematics / David M. Davison -- Physical education / Robert W. Grueninger.