American-Indians & Education in California Essay by The Research Group

American-Indians & Education in California
Examines history of failures & racism of system. Looks at culture's family issues, curriculum, dropout & graduation rates and reform suggestions.
# 13146 | 2,250 words | 9 sources | 1997 | US
Published on Jul 06, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Sociology (Social Work) , Native-American Studies (General)

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" California Indians and Public Education
During the past two centuries, American Indians have endured enormous changes in their history and cultures. The United States government has attempted alternatively to assimilate and terminate their nations. Despite these efforts, they have managed to maintain a tenacious, often perilous hold on their way of life (Campbell vii). Unfortunately, the education system in the United States has often been the means of disseminating policies and attitudes detrimental to American Indians (Campbell vii). Throughout the United States, Indian students have experienced disproportionate levels of school failure in educational systems organized, administered, and controlled by members of the dominant Anglo group (Cummins 3).

The historic pattern of failure of Indian students in the.."

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