Bachelor of Arts – Education
School or Department
English – English Teaching
Dr. David Beck
When working in American Indian communities, educators must be aware of the concerns unique to the populations of students they will serve. The diversity among American Indian tribes and other communities is such that few generalizations will be of much help for real interactions in the classroom and community. Each group or individual must be approached on their own terms, with respect and willingness to learn on the part of the educator. However, some aspects of social and communicational modalities, historical and cultural factors, and spiritual beliefs are common to many American Indian groups. Familiarity with these can help prevent misunderstandings and unintentionally offensive conduct. While the most difficult work must take place in the community itself, educators can prepare themselves to engage productively with American Indian students by adopting certain attitudes and mindsets.
Honors College Research Project
Reed, Corlin P., "Cultural Considerations for Teaching American Indian Students" (2017). Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers. 110.
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