Reflection About Native American Education

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After hearing Dr. Loretta DeLong and Dr. Gerald Monette talk today and reading the article I now have a better understanding of certain struggles that they have to go through in their lives. I think that the article provided me with some good background information about the Native Americans and how their views on certain situations and definitions are different from how the government defines them. However, I enjoyed hearing from two educators some of the issues that they have had to face in their lives. Even though I learned some history of Native Americans in school, I realized that I do not know hardly anything when it comes to this subject. Part of the article and a few of the topics the speakers presented on I was confused about because …show more content…
I never realized before how few Native Americans continued their education after high school. I think that programs like Upward Bound are great, especially since the Native American population has the lowest economic status. I would like to see more Native American students continue their education because I think this is important in order to have a better life in the future. As a future teacher, I want to help all of my students to continue their education and reach their full potential. I realize that I will not be abler to accomplish this for all of my students but I think that it is important to at least try to reach every child. I think the more the topic of higher education is brought up in the classroom and the more emphasis teachers put on it can really help make a difference in their students’ lives. If students are exposed and learn more about post secondary education I believe that they will have a better chance of continuing their …show more content…
I found this piece of information very useful and I hope that one day when I am a teacher I will remember this and be more understanding of my students’ circumstances. I think that it is important to remember that as a teacher we should want to help our students succeed and not letting them make up their work that they missed will not help them in any way. I hope that as a future teacher I can learn to understand where my students are coming from and why they might miss school or not be doing their homework. I know that some students will just simply not do their work, but if I take the time to get to know my students I hope that I can make a good judgment of which students might need some extra

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