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Philosophical Underpinning: ARecent reports document that high dropout rates and low academic achievement by American Indian students stem in part from a pervasive disregard for cultural relevancy in the education of American Indian students. In particular, positive early and middle school experiences in science and mathematics are essential to preparing young Indian people for science and engineering careers.@ Source: (National Science Foundation ( 1995). Educating American Indian/Alaska Native Elementary and Secondary Students: Guideline for Mathematics, Science and Technology Programs. pp. 31 - 35.).

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Brent Bowen and Hank Lehrer were not affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University when this paper was produced.