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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Walter Flemingen
dc.contributor.authorMcFadden, Erica Lynnen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:37:01Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:37:01Z
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1826en
dc.description.abstractNative American rates of graduation are extremely low in comparison to the rest of the United States public and the classes which are considered "assimilative" classes have among the worst success rates for Native American students. Among these assimilative classes is the field of literature. This thesis explores how literature is assimilative and progresses through how it can be empowering for students. The thesis discusses the importance of incorporating Native American worldviews into the literary classroom and provides specific suggestions for teaching literature to Native Americans to enable it to be empowering rather than assimilative. These new methods of teaching will lead to better success rates among Native American students as well as increased self-esteem and pride in culture.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Scienceen
dc.subject.lcshAssimilation (Sociology)en
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North Americaen
dc.subject.lcshEducationen
dc.titleYour worst nightmare--an Indian with a book : literary empowerment for Native American students in the educational systemen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2005 by Erica Lynn McFaddenen
thesis.catalog.ckey1168321en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Susan Kollin; Wayne Steinen
thesis.degree.departmentNative American Studies.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMAen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage66en


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