Teaching American Indian Students is the most comprehensive resource book available for educators of American Indians. The promise of this book is that Indian students can improve their academic performance through educational approaches that do not force students to choose between the culture of their home and the culture of their school. This multidisciplinary volume summarizes the latest research on Indian education, provides practical suggestions for teachers, and offers a vast selection of resources available to teachers of Indian students.

Included are chapters on bilingual and multicultural education; the history of U.S. Indian education; teacher-parent relationships; language and literacy development, with particular discussion of English as a second language and American Indian literature; and teaching in the content areas of social science, science, mathematics, and physical education.

About The Author

Jon Reyhner is Professor of Education at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. He has taught on the Navajo Reservation and served as a school administrator for the Blackfeet, Fort Peck, Havasupai, White Mountain Apache, and other communities. He is editor of Teaching Indigenous Students: Honoring Place, Community, and Culture.


Reviews & Praise
"Teaching American Indian Students is an attractive edited volume that is timely and should be of interest to researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and community leaders. . . . Indian and non-Indian educators are likely to find the volume an insightful reference that points to further important resources." American Indian Culture and Research Journals

Book Information
1 map
344 Pages
Paperback 978-0-8061-2674-6
Published October 1992
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