The development of a curriculum toolkit with American Indian and Alaska native communities

Nicole L. Thompson, Dwight Hare, Tracie T. Sempier, Cathy Grace

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Abstract

This article explains the creation of the Growing and Learning with Young Native Children curriculum toolkit. The curriculum toolkit was designed to give American Indian and Alaska Native early childhood educators who work in a variety of settings the framework for developing a research-based, developmentally appropriate, tribally specific curriculum to use with Native children aged 0-3. The curriculum toolkit should assist Native people in preserving and maintaining their unique culture and language. Challenges specific to the implementation of an early childhood program in Indian Country have been explained. A brief historical overview of Indian education has been included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-404
Number of pages8
JournalEarly Childhood Education Journal
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Culture
  • Curriculum development
  • Early childhood education
  • Language preservation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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