A Review of the Research Literature on the Influences of Culturally Based Education on the Academic Performance of Native American Students
The purpose of this review is to collect and critically review the research literature on the impact of culturally based education programs (Culturally Based Education) on school performance of American Indian (AI), Alaska Native (AN), and Native Hawaiian children. As directed, the review includes studies that can legitimately be classified as experimental or quasi-experimental. The authors have a variety of findings. Some of the culturally based education programs have a positive effect on student learning, while others have little or no measurable effect. In some cases, a positive effect is found on a non-academic variable, such as self-esteem. This is a very comprehensive review of AI research literature that draws from a wide number of studies.