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Uncommon Schools: The Global Rise of Postsecondary Institutions for Indigenous Peoples

Wade Cole


Postsecondary institutions for indigenous peoples emerged in the late 1960s, just as other special purpose colleges based on gender or race began to close. What accounts for the emergence of these distinctive institutions? Though indigenous students are among the least populous, the poorest, and the most educationally disadvantaged in the world, they differ from most other racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic minorities by virtue of their exceptional claims to sovereignty under international and domestic law. This book explores the emergence of postsecondary institutions for indigenous peo ... More

Keywords: postsecondary institutions, postsecondary education, indigenous peoples, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, indigenous rights, nation-states, colleges

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804772105
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804772105.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wade Cole, author