American Indian/First Nations Schooling: From the Colonial Period to the Present by C. Glenn

American Indian/First Nations Schooling: From the Colonial Period to the Present

byC. Glenn

Hardcover | May 15, 2011

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Tracing the history of Native American schooling in North America, this book emphasizes factors in society at large – and sometimes within indigenous communities – which led to Native American children being separate from the white majority. Charles Glenn examines the evolving assumptions about race and culture as applied to schooling, the reactions of parents and tribal leadership in the United States and Canada, and the symbolic as well as practical role of indigenous languages and of efforts to maintain them.

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Charles Glenn is a Professor of Educational Leadership and former Dean of the School of Education at Boston University, where he teaches courses in education history and comparative policy. From 1970 to 1991 he was Director of Urban Education and Equity for the Massachusetts Department of Education, and he has published studies on edu...
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Title:American Indian/First Nations Schooling: From the Colonial Period to the PresentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:May 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230114202

ISBN - 13:9780230114203

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Table of Contents

The present Situation * Assumptions about Race * Making Christians * Wards of Government * The ‘Five Civilized Nations’ * Churches as Allies and Agents of the State * Decline of the Partnership of Church and State * Separate Education Institutionalized * Problems of Residential Schools * Self-Help and Self-Governance * Indian Languages and Cultures * Navajo, Cree, and Mohawk * Continued Decline of Indian Languages * Indians in Local Public Schools * Have We Learned Anything?

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"This is a book for those who want a clear and comprehensive treatment of the sad history of schooling of First Nations children in the United States and Canada. Charles Glenn boldly exposes the embarrassing assumptions behind the policies and practices of educationalists, government bureaucrats, anthropologists, and racial virtuosos." --Elmer Thiessen, Research Professor of Education, Tyndale University College and Seminary