The American Indian Education KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid education professionals in their efforts to serve American Indian students and close the achievement gap American Indian students have faced in public, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other schools.
This KnowledgeBase is currently being updated to reflect recent changes under federal law. The current version is provided for your reference as much of the information may still be relevant.
Purpose: To ensure educators working with American Indian students are aware of past efforts at improving the academic achievement of these students, the limited success of these efforts, and current federally funded Indian education programs
Intended for non-Native American adult educators teaching adults, this guide may be helpful for all educators with gaining an understanding of native students.
Though this article details the experiences of a particular project, the first half describes the indigenous approach to learning which is quite useful for educators of indigenous learners.
This archived ERIC Digest "reviews important considerations in building a Native teaching force by discussing the rationale for developing a Native teaching force, current challenges, and the Native Educators Research Project."
This document reports on a National Indian Education Assoication project to assess the effective teaching practices being used in one or more superiorly performing United States public high schools that had a high number of American Indian/Alaskan Native students.
Authored by the late William G. Emmert Jr, Ed. D., this literature review examines research-based information on educational approaches associated with improving the academic performance of native American students.
"Native Education 101: Basic Facts about American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Education is the result of a partnership between the National Education Association and the National Indian Education Association. It gives a glimpse into problems faced by Natives in schools and explains the variety of laws and executive orders."
This article reports on the U.S. Department of Education's previously funded Native Educators Research Project. The project's findings identify three implications for Native teacher training.
This link is to a review of the book Power and Place: Indian Education in America. Published by the American Indian Graduate Center and Fulcrum Resources this book examines the issues facing Native American students as they progress through the schools, colleges, and on into professions.
"This ERIC Digest summarizes literature related to preparing educators to bring about American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) student success and discusses what "success" in life means for Indian students of all ages and their extended families."
This article proposes a base of knowledge teachers of Native students should possess. Though oriented towards developing teacher preparation programs at tribal colleges it highlights a body of knowledge that may be useful to all teachers of Native students.