To educators who have any kind of contact with First Nations education, I would say, 'Buy this book!'
This book should be read by everyone who is interested in Indian Education. The interweaving of first person interviews along with academic discourse makes the book seem authentic and convincing. The authors of First Nations Education in Canada provide us with provoking information. It demands our attention, fosters reflection on our own actions, and inspires us to perfect the processes and content of the Aboriginal education.
[An] excellent collection of articles. This book is a must-read for teachers, academics, curriculum developers, and government officials with an interest in aboriginal education.
Eastern Door: Reconceptualizing First Nations Education
1 Towards a Redefinition of Indian Education
2 Peacekeeping Actions at Home: A Medicine Wheel Model for a Peacekeeping Pedagogy
3 Redefining Science Education for Aboriginal Students
Southern Door: Connecting with and Maintaining Our Relations
4 Aboriginal Epistemology
5 Quaslametko and Yetko: Two Grandmother Models for Contemporary Native Education Pedagogy
6 Language and Cultural Content in Native Education
7 Learning Processes and Teaching Roles in Native Education: Cultural Base and Cultural Brokerage
Western Door: Meeting the Challenge of Incoherence
8 A Major Challenge for the Education System: Aboriginal Retention and Dropout
9 Teacher Education and Aboriginal Opposition
10 The Challenge for Universities
11 Non-Native Teachers Teaching in Native Communities
Northern Door: Transforming First Nations Education
12 Treaties and Indian Education
13 Taking Control: Contradiction and First Nations Adult Education
14 Locally Developed Native Studies Curriculum: An Historical and Philosophical Rationale
15 The Sacred Circle: An Aboriginal Approach to Healing Education at an Urban High School
Bibliography of First Nations Pedagogy
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