American Indian tribal values: A critical consideration in the education of American Indians/Alaska Natives today

John W. Tippeconnic, Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox

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Abstract

The education of American Indians and Alaska Natives has increasingly become more complex given the differences in tribal languages and cultures, especially as changing demographics and issues of Indian identity are considered. There are over 200 languages and vast cultural differences between and within the 565 federally recognized tribes in Indian Country. Adding to the complexity are the various types of schools, colleges, and universities that are educating Native students. Many educational institutions are identifying tribal values as a way to provide an overall framework or as "guiding principles" to teaching, learning, research, and governance. This analysis will examine the literature on the use of tribal values, focus on a qualitative study of Comanche attributes, and discuss the implications for research and practice in education and American Indian Studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-853
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

Keywords

  • American Indian education
  • American Indians
  • traditional values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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