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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 64: Women's Leadership in the Development of American Indian Studies
Women's Leadership in the Development of American Indian Studies
There is a certain irony in considering American Indian women as leaders in higher education in contemporary American society. Historically, formal education was the tool of European colonial and American governments to assimilate American Indians into civilized society, whereas leaders of native nations saw schools as a way of learning to deal with encroaching outside powers in order to protect their own governments and territories. Despite the policies of the U.S. government to destroy the cultural identity of ...