The education of indigenous students

J. W. Tippeconnic, S. C. Faircloth

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Abstract

This article presents an overview of Indigenous education from a global perspective, emphasizing the importance of Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing in improving the educational status of Indigenous children and youth across the globe. This is in contrast to Western educational practices, which have tended to misunderstand, underutilize, and, in many cases, exclude Indigenous knowledge from national systems of education. As a result, education has worked to assimilate and acculturate Indigenous people around the world. Although there has been increased movement toward Indigenous self-determination, resulting in increased participation and Indigenous control of education, a number of challenges remain. One of the most salient challenges is the need to recognize and utilize educational practices based on Indigenous knowledge. For many Indigenous people, Indigenous knowledge is viewed as critical to the preservation of Indigenous languages and cultures, as well as improvement of the educational status of Indigenous children and youth around the globe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages661-666
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Education
Indigenous knowledge
Indigenous peoples
Globe
National systems
Participation
Language
Self-determination

Keywords

  • Alaska natives
  • American indians
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Demographics
  • Education
  • Indigenous education
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Mexico
  • New zealand
  • Self-determination
  • Tribally controlled colleges and universities
  • United nations
  • United states

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Tippeconnic, J. W., & Faircloth, S. C. (2010). The education of indigenous students. In International Encyclopedia of Education (pp. 661-666). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00123-8

The education of indigenous students. / Tippeconnic, J. W.; Faircloth, S. C.

International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier Ltd, 2010. p. 661-666.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Tippeconnic, JW & Faircloth, SC 2010, The education of indigenous students. in International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier Ltd, pp. 661-666. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00123-8
Tippeconnic JW, Faircloth SC. The education of indigenous students. In International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier Ltd. 2010. p. 661-666 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00123-8
Tippeconnic, J. W. ; Faircloth, S. C. / The education of indigenous students. International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier Ltd, 2010. pp. 661-666
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