A Kwakiutl village and school [by] Harry F. Wolcott.


New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1967] .

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Subjects Enfants indiens d'Amérique -- Colombie-Britannique.
Indian children -- British Columbia.
Indiens d'Amérique -- Éducation.
Indios de Canadá -- Educación.
Indios de Canadá -- Usos y costumbres.
Kwakiutl (Indiens) -- Enfants.
Kwakiutl (Indiens) -- Mœurs et coutumes.
Kwakiutl Indians -- Education.
Kwakiutl Indians -- Social life and customs.
Kwakiutl children.
Series Case studies in education and culture.
Description xii, 132 pages illustrations, map 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1967]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 132).
Summary "Reading the Kwakiutl story dramatized for me, what we do to a group of people and to their children, if we take away their heritage, their language, their traditions, and their customs. (Edith King)."--Amazon.com editorial review.
"This book is a reprint of a now classic text dealing with Wolcott's dissertation topic on the study of a Kwakiutl Indian village and the one-room school he taught at Village Island in the Alert Bay region of British Columbia. Within the book, Wolcott's interest in anthropology and training as an educator are blended together to present a unique look into the educational training of Indian children. Village life and the social environment from which young Indian children learn cultural conventions are skillfully contrasted with the formal, structured educational system -- of which Wolcott as a teacher is part of -- within the village. In showing these two opposing educational systems, the author is able to highlight problems that arise and additionally the issues which come from an ethnographer being involved in a situation more than through just observation."--Amazon.com product description.
Listed in: Native residential schools in Canada : a selective bibliography.
Contents 5. Parents and teachers -- The Educational achievement of village adults -- Attitudes toward education -- What villagers expect of a teacher -- Communication between parents and the teacher -- The Behavior and perceptions of teachers -- 6. The Pupils and the Classroom -- Pupil attitudes toward school and teacher -- The classroom in motion -- Measures of classroom performance -- Village children as pupils : some case studies -- 7. In retrospect and prospect -- Functional assessment of educational needs -- Cultural values in the cross-cultural classroom.
Part One -- The Village and its children [Indians, Indian, Aboriginal or Native peoples and children, First Nations] -- 1. Features of everyday life : -- Dress and appearance, housing, families, subsistence activities and diet [food, nutrition], health and safety, home life, childrens activities -- 2. Annual Economic cycle : -- Clam digging, springtime activities, logging, villagers as loggers, fishing, villagers as fishermen, augmenting resources, government subsidy -- 3. Social Activities of the Villagers : -- Formal social gatherings, drinking, sports events, travel, religious activities, band activities, social control -- Part Two -- The Village School -- 4. The educational setting : -- Residential school at Alert Bay [schools] -- History of formal education at Blackfish Bay [British Columbia] -- Indian education within the agency -- The Blackfish Bay Indian Day School.
Geographic Area British Columbia
Network Numbers (OCoLC)322490
(OCoLC)ocm00322490
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wolcott, Harry F., 1929-
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