U.S. School Curriculum and American Indians: Some Theoretical Considerations

22 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2011 Last revised: 24 Jun 2011

Date Written: June 22, 2011

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore some theoretical frameworks that may assist in my guiding questions of why textbooks in United States secondary schools have remained relatively constant in their representations of American Indians and how they can be changed. This question assumes that the representations have been relatively constant. Researchers have shown that the narrative of continuous and progressive national development in textbooks has remained impervious to serious amendment

Keywords: American Indian, Curriculum, theory, textbooks

JEL Classification: I20

Suggested Citation

Simpson, Michael W., U.S. School Curriculum and American Indians: Some Theoretical Considerations (June 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1870195 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1870195

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