Widening The Circle: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy For American Indian Children

Widening The Circle: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy For American Indian Children

Widening the Circle: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for American Indian Children

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.

Review
Reconizing the need for pedagogy tht better serves American Indian students, Klug and Whitfield construct a model that blends Native and non-Native worldviews and methodologies. Among the building blocks of this new, culturally relevant education are language-based approaches to literacy development, the use of oral histories to supplement tarditional texts, and a re-evaluation of the knowledge base Indian Students need for succcess. -- Winds of Change
The text shines while addressing the concept of culturally relevant pedagogy, presenting useful, complex, and well-conceived ideas. -- Anthropology & Education Quarterly

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