Theoretical Perspectives on American Indian Education: Taking a New Look at Academic Success and the Achievement Gap is one of the titles from the Contemporary Native American Communities Series published by AltaMira Press. This volume examines the theoretical explanations that have critically examined the lack of success in the educational achievement of American Indian students. The author has taken a look at basic perspectives on Native American education from the previous forty years such as cultural discontinuity, structural inequality, interactionalist, and transculturation theories. He explains the ideas surrounding each theory and uses the literature to locate a specific reading that reflects the theory's use in a particular context. The author discusses the criticisms inherent in each theory. The final chapter offers Indigenous generated perspectives and supports the need for new directions in the field of study. The book contains an extensive bibliography and an index. The author Terry Huffman is professor of history at George Fox University in Oregon.