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Diversity in Learning: A Comparison of Traditional Learning Theories with Learning Styles and Cultural Values of Native American Students
Mark S. Parrish, John L. Klem, and David R. Brown
Research on the educational performance of Native Americans consistently indicates that these students perform at levels below that of the majority population and in some cases below the levels of all other culturally diverse student populations. These low educational performance levels have been related to other psychological, social, and developmental issues, which continue to consistently permeate members of indigenous tribes and clans throughout North America. This article will examine the literature related to educational alternatives that attempt to meet the traditional values and learning styles of Native American students.