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Harding, Letitia

Works: 4 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 837 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Letitia Harding
Education for tomorrow : a biocentric, student-focused model for reconstructing education by Michael Risku( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education for Tomorrow A Biocentric, Student-Focused Approach to Education Reform Michael Risku University of the Incarnate Word, USA and Letitia Harding University of the Incarnate Word, USA There are many books on the market which discuss indigenous ways of knowing, and bemoan western society's seeming lack of interest in anything other than scientific fact-based knowledge. Equally plentiful are the writings of critical theorists who consider today's public education system to be divisive, and manipulated by those in power to ensure that their children have the educational advantages needed to maintain the elite hierarchical status quo. Education for Tomorrow is unique in that it brings both of these approaches together first by examining the ways that indigenous people and women of all cultures acquire and pass on knowledge, and the deleterious effects that enforced Eurocentric systems have had on that process. The authors then turn to public schools to explore the influences, both good and bad, that today's programs have on the distribution of opportunities afforded to all children in the United States. Finally, they offer suggestions for a revolutionary education system which highlights the need for all students to have the encouragement and freedom to look critically and rationally at their lives and at their relationship with the natural world. This can be achieved by looking back to the pedagogical methods of our indigenous ancestors, and forward to a time when all children, regardless of ethnic or socio-economic heritage, are taught in such a way that every aspect of their lives is addressed, nurtured, valued, and enhanced
The Carlisle Indian Boarding School and Its Literary Legacy: The War with the Pen by Letitia Harding( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When Richard Henry Pratt founded the Carlisle Indian Boarding School, he felt that assimilation of American Indians was the only alternative to annihilation. Much of the training at Carlisle was intended to break all connections between students and their families. However, the students did have opportunities to record their stories, ideas, and opinions in their school newspapers, even as they were controlled by white staff members. For Pratt's system to flourish, he intended that some graduates from Carlisle and other off-reservation boarding schools would either work at the schools as teachers or return to their reservations to continue his mission. Pratt's objectives required that the students learn both English and a marketable trade. However, some graduates used their newly-developed skills to decry assimilation policies and to denounce the methods practiced at the schools. The continuation of this criticism is apparent in modern Native American literature. In personal narratives, school newspapers, and later in autobiographical essays and stories, the legacy of Carlisle students was preserved and passed on to the present generation of Native American authors. In this way, the "enemy language" was used to continue the war with the pen and to ensure the survival of Indian cultures and heritage. (Td)
Other Books, Volume 20 : Education for Tomorrow : A Biocentric, Student-Focused Model for Reconstructing Education by I Ter Avest( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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