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Ethnocentrism And Off Reservation Indian Boarding Schools, Nicholas C. Davidson Aug 2014

Ethnocentrism And Off Reservation Indian Boarding Schools, Nicholas C. Davidson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Ethnocentrism is a force to be reckoned with. The idea that one’s culture is morally and intellectually superior to another is a concept that has followed expanding civilizations for ages. The saga of the United States is no different. A society in a stage of expansion may think from a place of grandeur, and apply their cultural values to conquered people. This research will focus on three categories that will illustrate a holistic mindset of ethnocentrism from the point of view of the expanding United States to the original inhabitants of the continent. First, an exploration of federal government ...


The Effectiveness Of A Comprehensive Anti-Bullying Program In Reducing Reported Bullying Behaviors, Lindsay Wold Lazenby Aug 2009

The Effectiveness Of A Comprehensive Anti-Bullying Program In Reducing Reported Bullying Behaviors, Lindsay Wold Lazenby

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Adolescence is characterized as a time of great personal upheaval wherein children experience significant physical, emotional, and social changes. As they begin to seek peer approval or try to resist peer rejection, many adolescents will do almost anything to fit in with a group, even if that means remaining silent as their peers are bullied. This research project discusses the ongoing battle to reclaim the academic landscape of American schools from various types of bullying behaviors by the use of school-wide, comprehensive anti-bullying initiatives. It highlights the impact a national anti-bullying program can have on the school environment and student ...