In this collection of original essays, contributors critically examine the pedagogical, administrative, financial, economic, and cultural contexts of American Indian vocational education and workforce development, identifying trends and issues for future research in the fields of vocational education, workforce development, and American Indian studies.
1. Introduction: More Than Paraeconomic Survival Carsten Schmidtke 2. A History of American Indian Vocational Education Jon Reyhner 3. Education for Jobs, Education for Life Charles Saunders 4. From Boarding School to Tribal Colleges: The Rise of Retribalization Through Vocational Education Charlotte Leforestier 5. "How Can We Change Without Destroying Ourselves?": Arguments for Self-Determination and Workforce Education Through Tribal Colleges and Universities John Goodwin 6. The Role of Tradition in Education: Economic Development and American Indian Higher Education Amy Fann, Linda Sue Warner & G.S. Briscoe 7. Educating the Educators: Making Workforce Education Successful Through Understanding and Respect for Indigenous Cultures Delilah O’Haynes 8. Career Development Counseling for American Indian Students Carsten Schmidtke 9. Young Native Men’s Work Experience J.K. Payden Spowart & E. Anne Marshall 10. Building Tomorrow’s Tribal Public Health Workforce Jennifer Pharr & Michelle Chino 11. Conclusion Carsten Schmidtke