1st Student's Major
Educational Studies: K-12 and Secondary Programs
1st Student's College
Students' Professional Biography
Kiley Theede and Maggie Looft are students in the Department of Educational Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Mentor's Email Address
Elementary and Early Childhood Education
This project was designed to collect and to share information in order to better prepare teachers of Native students. This study involved five in-depth, in-person interviews with Dakota and Lakota elders between 40 and 70 years old. Elders provided reflections on experiences of past generations, on their own educational experiences, on the preferred learning methods of Native students, and on their visions for teachers‟ practices and influences on Native children. Through grounded theory, data analysis was conducted to identify themes. Stories and comments from elders were organized around those themes. Future studies might include use of the videotaped interviews in MSU courses for future teachers and evaluating attitude shifts among the viewers.
Theede, Kiley and Looft, Maggie
"Public Education and Teacher Understanding of Dakota and Lakota Culture,"
Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato: Vol. 10
, Article 8.
Available at: http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/jur/vol10/iss1/8
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