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Call # E97 .H795 2010
Author Huffman, Terry E., 1958-
Title Theoretical perspectives on American Indian education : taking a new look at academic success and the achievement gap / Terry Huffman
Imprint Lanham, Md. : AltaMira Press, c2010
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Descript. xvi, 262 p. ; 25 cm
Series Contemporary Native American communities : stepping stones to the seventh generation
Contemporary Native American communities
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-249) and index
Subject Indians of North America -- Education -- Philosophy
Indians of North America -- Education -- History
Indians of North America -- Education
OCLC # 613993273
Table of Contents
1.American Indian Education Scholarship1
 Beginning of a Disciplinary Tradition1
 Nature of Scholarly Theory3
 Theory and Education Scholarship4
 Emergence of American Indian Education Theory10
 Themes in American Indian Education Theoretical Perspectives10
 About the Theoretical Perspectives12
 Enduring Concern: Educational Success16
 Suggested Reading17
2.Cultural Discontinuity Theory19
 Overview of Cultural Discontinuity Theory19
 Intellectual History of Cultural Discontinuity Theory20
 Premise of Cultural Discontinuity Theory23
 Cultural Discontinuity Theoretical Assumptions on American Indian Education24
 Implications of Cultural Discontinuity Theory33
 Criticisms of Cultural Discontinuity Theory39
 Discussion on the Reading42
 Suggested Reading43
 Reading 1 Teachers' Cultural Knowledge and Understanding of American Indian Students and Their Families by Lawrence Ingalls, Helen Hammond, Errol Dupoux, and Rosalinda Baeza45
3.Structural Inequality Theory63
 Overview of Structural Inequality Theory63
 Intellectual History of Structural Inequality Theory64
 Premise of Structural Inequality Theory72
 Structural Inequality Theoretical Assumptions on American Indian Education73
 Implications of Structural Inequality Theory87
 Criticisms of Structural Inequality Theory91
 Discussion on the Reading93
 Suggested Reading94
 Reading 2 Constructing Failure and Maintaining Cultural Identity: Navajo and Ute School Leavers by Donna Deyhle97
4.Interactionalist Theory121
 Overview of Interactionalist Theory121
 Intellectual History of Interactionalist Theory122
 Premise of Interactionalist Theory128
 Interactionalist Theoretical Assumptions on American Indian Education130
 Implications of Interactionalist Theory142
 Criticisms of Interactionalist Theory147
 Discussion on the Reading149
 Suggested Reading150
 Reading 3 Ethnicity and the Concept of Social Integration in Tinto's Model of Institutional Departure by Edward Murguil, Raymond V. Padilla, and CHiXapkaid (Michael Pavel)151
5.Transculturation Theory163
 Overview of Transculturation Theory163
 Intellectual History of Transculturation Theory164
 Premise of Transculturation Theory169
 Transculturation Theoretical Assumptions on American Indian Education171
 Implications of Transculturation Theory179
 Criticisms of Transculturation Theory184
 Discussion on the Reading186
 Suggested Reading187
 Reading 4 Transculturation Theory as an Explanation for College Persistence among Culturally Traditional American Indian Students by Terry Huffman189
6.Continuing the Tradition207
 New Directions/Old Issues in American Indian Education207
 Indigenous-Generated Perspectives208
 Decolonization Theories and Methods208
 Family Education Model219
 Medicine Wheel Culturally Intrinsic Research Paradigm Model227
 Need for Theory in American Indian Education230
 Suggested Reading232
 About the Author261