To Remain an Indian : Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native American Education

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2006-07-14
Publisher(s): Teachers College Pr
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In this fascinating portrait of American Indian education over the past century, the authors critically evaluate U.S. education policies and practices-from early 20th century federal incarnations of colonial education through the contemporary standards movement. In the process, they reveal the falseness of fears attached to notions of "dangerous cultural difference," and convey the promise of diversity as a source of national strength.

Author Biography

Teresa L. McCarty is the Alice Wiley Snell Professor of Education Policy Studies at Arizona State University.

Table of Contents

Choice and self-determination : central lessons from American Indian educationp. 1
The strengths of indigenous education : overturning myths about Indian learnersp. 16
Women's arts and children's songs : domesticating Indian culture, 1900-1928p. 43
How to "remain and Indian"? : power struggles in the safety zone, 1928-1940p. 67
Control of culture : federally produced bilingual materials, 1936-1954p. 91
Indigenous bilingual/bicultural education : challenging the safety zonep. 114
"The new American revolution" : indigenous language survival and linguistic human rightsp. 134
Testing tribal sovereignty : self-determination and high-stakes testsp. 150
Coda : consummating the democratic idealp. 167
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