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Author Huff, Delores J.

Title To live heroically : institutional racism and American Indian education / Delores J. Huff.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  909.8997 HUFF    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bund  370.8997 HUFF {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiv, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series, the social context of education.
SUNY series, social context of education.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-208) index.
Contents 1. A History of Indians in the Public School System -- 2. Different Scales for Different Whales -- 3. The ABT Study -- 4. Analysis of ABT Research -- 5. The Madison Study: The Town, the Reservation, the Ethos -- 6. Community Perceptions of the Madison K through Twelve Public School System -- 7. The Madison Study: Classroom Evaluations K through Four -- 8. The Gap Widens: Grades Five through Eight -- 9. The Survey -- 10. The Legacy of Institutional Racism -- 11. Solutions for the Future: The Voucher Plan and Tribal Schools -- Epilogue: The White House Conference on Indian Education.
Summary Analyzes American Indian education in the last century and compares the tribal, mission, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools.
To Live Heroically examines American Indian education during the last century, comparing the tribal, mission, and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools and curriculums and the assumptions that each system made about the role that Indians should assume in society. This significant book analyzes the relationship between the rise of institutional racism and the fall of public education in the United States using the history of American Indian education as a model.
The author asserts that had the federal government really wanted an educated, self-sufficient Indian population, it would have selected the successful nineteenth-century tribal models of Indian education rather than the mission or BIA schools. And her description of the reservation and bordering white community demonstrates the depth of institutional racism and its impact on local politics, economics, and education. Huff wants the reader to see how policy is made about Indian education and to recognize the complex issues that Indian (and other minority) families and educators deal with in real communities...". -- Carol Cornelius, University of Wisconsin at Green Bay
"... This book gets the dialogue, behind the ostensible, and goes for the jugular. It could have been written only by someone with a keen eye and some trench experience". -- Frank Anthony Ryan, President of Information and Management Technologies, and former Director of the Office of Indian Education and Deputy Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Subject United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs -- History.
Indians of North America -- Education.
Indians of North America -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Social conditions.
Education and state -- United States -- History.
Discrimination in education -- United States -- History.
United States -- Social policy.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 0791432386 (paperback: alk. paper)
0791432378 (hardcover : alk. paper)