This book examines the multiple ways that concepts associated with Native North American indigeneity can contribute to creative and critical approaches to the process of teaching and learning. A must-read for all pre-service and in-service teachers, the book illustrates how applying these new perspectives to the process of teacher education can shed light on new possibilities for curricular reform. This text will be especially useful to social studies educators interested in interdisciplinary approaches to critical curriculum development.
The Authors: Curry Stephenson Malott is Professor of Education at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. His most recent books are A Call to Action: An Introduction to Education, Philosophy, and Native North America (Lang, 2008) and The Destructive Path of Neoliberalism: An International Examination of Urban Education, edited with Bradley Porfilio. Lisa Waukau is a Native American who was born and raised on the Menominee Indian Reservation. She has worked as a teacher at Menominee Indian School District for the past 27 years. She is currently on leave from her job to serve as chairwoman of the Menominee Tribe. Lauren Waukau-Villagomez is Professor of Education at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. She was born and raised on the Menominee Indian Reservation. She has worked in various educational positions on the Menominee, Pine Ridge, and Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservations during her career.