Native American Students Flag Holes in Instruction

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Fri Jun 27 15:37:49 UTC 2008


Education Week

Native American Students Flag Holes in Instruction

Fewer than a third of children who identify themselves as American Indian or Alaska Native say that they know "a lot" about their tribe or group, according to a study on the teaching of Native American culture and language released today by a branch of the U.S. Department of Education.

A significant number of children who are classified as American Indian or Alaska Native by their schools-26 percent of 4th graders and 17 percent of 8th graders-don't even consider themselves to have those identities, the Institute of Education Sciences study found.

Full story:

http://www.edweek.org/login.html?source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.edweek.org%2Few%2Farticles%2F2008%2F06%2F25%2F43indian_web.h27.html&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.edweek.org%2Few%2Farticles%2F2008%2F06%2F25%2F43indian_web.h27.html&levelId=2100&baddebt=false


Here is a link to the Department of Education's 'National Indian Education Study' to which the article refers.:
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nies/ <https://ruby1604.utsa.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nies/> 
 
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Francis M. Hult, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
University of Texas at San Antonio
 
Web: http://faculty.coehd.utsa.edu/fhult/
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