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Capturing Education : Envisioning and Building the First Tribal Colleges

Paul Boyer 1964- author 2015

Available at Dr. John Woodenlegs Memorial Library  Nonfiction Collection  (378.1 BOY 2015 )()

  • Title:
    Capturing Education : Envisioning and Building the First Tribal Colleges
  • Author: Paul Boyer 1964- author
  • Subjects: Indian universities and colleges -- United States -- History; Indians of North America -- Education (Higher); Indian universities and colleges; Indians of North America -- Education (Higher); United States; History
  • Description: Setting the stage: the roots of tribally controlled higher education -- The visionaries: six people who helped invent the tribal college movement -- Planning: building support for Indian-controlled higher education -- Founding: securing charters and looking for funding -- Building a college: facilities, faculty, students, and early academic programs -- Working together: creating a shared identity -- Reaching out: finding friends within foundations, mainstream universities, and the federal government -- Deepening the mission: integrating culture into the curriculum -- The future: presidents reflect on accomplishments and emerging challenges.
    "Capturing Education examines the emergence and growth of the first tribal colleges. Based on extended interviews with more than a dozen founders, long-serving presidents, and non-Indian advocates, it explores the motivations of early leaders. It also describes how they overcame widespread assumptions that Indians did not need a college education or were not capable of running their own colleges. This story, rarely told, is filled with moments of drama as leaders describe how they fought to gain funding and respect. Against the odds, the men and women featured in these pages demonstrate how a good idea, when pursued with energy and idealism, can gain support and succeed."--Book cover.
  • Publisher: Pablo, Montana : Salish Kootenai College Press
  • Creation Date: 2015
  • Format: xviii, 110 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9781934594131;ISBN193459413X;ISBN9781934594148;ISBN1934594148
  • OCLC Number: 920672301
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991000454509103378$$I01TRAILS_CDKC
  • Network Zone MMS ID: 9910286021603366
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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