Capturing Education: Envisioning and Building the First Tribal Colleges (Hardcover)

Capturing Education: Envisioning and Building the First Tribal Colleges Cover Image
Not in stock, usually ships to store in 1-5 Days


Capturing Education examines the founding of the first tribally controlled American Indian colleges in the late 1960s and early 1970s and follows their subsequent growth and development, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. Based on oral histories recorded over a twenty-year period, it documents the motivations of the movement’s founders and the challenges they faced while establishing colleges on isolated and impoverished Indian reservations. Early leaders discuss the opposition they encountered from both Indians and non-Indians at a time when few people believed Indians could or should start their own colleges. The development of degree programs relevant to the practical needs of reservation communities, however, contributed to their eventual success despite such opposition. Continuing efforts to define and implement a culturally based philosophy of education are also discussed.

About the Author

Paul Boyer is founding editor of Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education and the author of two reports about the tribal college movement for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He holds a PhD in educational theory and policy from Pennsylvania State University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781934594148
ISBN-10: 1934594148
Publisher: Salish Kootenai College Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2015
Pages: 128
Language: English