Strand and Thomas D. Peacock examine recent literature on factors related to resilience, well-being, and school success for American Indian and Alaska Native students. The characteristics of resilient Native youth; traditional Native ways of fostering resilience; and connections within family, community, and school that foster resilience are considered. Although there are tribal differences in traditional Native ways among the Native American U.
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The influence of informal education provided by the traditional Cherokee approach is evidenced in the five stages of bicultural identity formation: This paper proposes a process pedagogy based on an aboriginal approach to healing.
As aboriginal pedagogy, this approach to the practice and theory of teaching is self-consciously founded on process symbolized in the Sacred Circle. It is presented here as part of a critical theory of education committed to human emancipation that recognizes thaL the appropriation of an aboriginal world view as a foundation for teaching is undertaken within the context of modem political and cultural systems and institutions that have excluded, denied, or rejected aboriginal world views.
The Sacred Circle is a ''traditional symbolic circle'' that incorporates die spiritual beliefs of many Indian tribes of North America, including Dakota Nations, Blackfoot Confederacy, Cree, Saulteaux, and Assiniboine nations in Canada.
It symbolizes harmony with the belief that life occurs within a series of circular movements that govern their relationship with the environment.
Although the Sacred Circle has symbolized aboriginal world views for thousands of years, some schools are beginning only now to use it as a self-conscious foundation for education as healing. The paper begins with Whitehead's criticism of Western metaphysics and his notion of reality as process.
These ideas and some of his views about education and teaching provide wi introduction to and framework for developing the notion of healing as a process pedagogy based upon the Sacred Circle concept. The Sacred Circle is examined as the expression of an aboriginal metaphysics in which reality is conceptualized as process, the movement of life through wholeness, connectedness, and balance.
Healing and teaching are viewed as the transition to meaning in that movement. Finally, process pedagogy as healing is interpreted as having the three phases of belonging, understanding, and critical reflection through an examination of practices at the Joe Duquette High School.
SC] Swaim, Randall C.Teaching Native American Youth Laurie M. Freeman University of Phoenix Teaching Native American Youth ` Information literacy and technological literacy are necessary for educators in the constantly changing global world.
Scholarship, practice, and leadership are important concepts in teaching Native American/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) youths . · This paper provides a brief review of the literature on resiliency and highlights aspects from a resiliency of American Indian high school students.
Current efforts to promote student resiliency for successful educational outcomes are addressed in light of educational outcomes, such as dropout rates, for Native American students.
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The Importance of Language in Native American Communitieswebkandii.com · To help end this disparity, the Native Alliance Initiative develops leaders who are committed to preserving Native culture and expanding opportunities for Native youth across the country.
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