Autumn 2012 Course: HISTORY OF AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION

Space is still available in AIS 431: HISTORY OF AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION.

Department: American Indian Studies

Instructor: Michael Tulee

SLN: 10175

I&S

TuTh 8:30 - 10:20 am

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive view of Indian Education based on an indigenous perspective. This course will introduce students to Native American education on a national level and in different regions throughout the United States. This course will analyze the history of education of Native Americans, beginning with the traditional/cultural methods of indigenous “Ways of Knowing”, to European education introduction of western views, ending with present day status of Native American students in our education system. We shall also examine federal policies instituted toward Native people that have evolved over the years that have adversely affected Native American education culturally, emotionally, socially and intellectually. Dynamics of education systems will also be explored that have led to the current state of Indian Education. We will discuss the future of Indian Education based on current decisions being made at the federal, state, tribal, and local school district levels throughout the United States that will impact social, cultural, spiritual, language and identity elements of Native students.

The Autumn 2012 time schedule for American Indian Studies can be found here.