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Our Children's Songs: American Indian Students and the Schools.

Peacock, Thomas and Elizabeth Albert.

Minnesota's American Indian students are at a critical point in the year 2000. More than half fail to complete high school, despite many state and tribal efforts at improving Indian education. What do Indian students themselves have to say about the schools? Open ended, extended interviews were conducted with thirty-six American Indian high school students across the state. They voiced opinions on good teachers, racism, developing a cultural identity, the ideal school, resilience, and the influence of gangs. Are there solutions? The researchers suggest that a more holistic approach is needed and that part of the solution may lie with the students themselves.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Sponsored by a CURA Interactive Research Grant.
30 (1): 11-18
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Reporter 30 (1)