Postsecondary education for American Indian and Alaska Natives : higher education for nation building and self-determination
Source:ASHE higher education report ; v. 37, no. 5, Jossey-Bass; Wiley, San Francisco, Calif.; Hoboken, N.J., p.154 (2012)
Call Number:Cubb 378.08 .E68 V.37:NO.5
Keywords:Alaska Natives--Education (Higher)--United States, Education, Higher--United States, Indians of North America--Education (Higher)--United States, Indigenous peoples--Education (Higher)--United States, Postsecondary education--United States
Summary: After decades of national, state, and institutional initiatives to increase access to higher education, the college pipeline for American Indian and Alaska Native students remains largely unaddressed. As a result, little is known and even less is understood about the critical isues, conditions, and postsecondary transitions of this diverse group of students. Framed around the concept of tribal nation building, this monograph reviews the research on higher education for Indigenous peoples in the United States. It offers an analysis of what is currently known about postsecondary education among Indigenous students, Native communities, and tribal nations. Also offered is an overview of the concept of tribal nation building, with the suggestion that future research, policy, and practice center the ideas of nation building, sovereignty, Indigenous knowledge systems, and culturally responsive schooling.