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ERIC Number: ED016166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 1
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A SURVEY AND ANALYSIS OF NATIVE ALASKAN ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
MILNE, JAMES D.
IN AN ATTEMPT TO LEARN (1) THE DEGREE OF ASSIMILATION OF THE ALASKAN NATIVE INTO OUR CULTURE, (2) THE EXTENT THE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM PLAYED IN THIS ASSIMILIATION, AND (3) THE PART THAT SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS PLAYED IN THE EVALUATION OF THE ALASKAN NATIVE, THE 23 DIRECTORS OF ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN ALASKA WERE QUESTIONED ABOUT THEIR DUTIES, QUALIFICATIONS, ADMINISTRATIVE AND SOCIAL INTERRELATIONSHIPS, PHILOSOPHY TOWARD THE NATIVE, AND PROGRAM GOALS. ALL RESPONDENTS HAD TAUGHT IN INDIAN SCHOOLS BUT NONE COULD SPEAK A NATIVE LANGUAGE. EVALUATION OF THE NATIVE WAS A PRIMARY GOAL OF ADULT EDUCATION. THE ALASKAN NATIVES, WHOSE CULTURE IS NOT BEING PRESERVED BUT IS BEING RAPIDLY ASSIMILATED, COULD BE DIVIDED INTO THREE GROUPS ACCORDING TO THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF THE WHITE MAN'S CULTURE--CONFORMIST, NONCONFORMIST, AND UNDECIDED. THE CONFORMIST NATIVE PARTICIPATED IN ADULT EDUCATION AND THE COURSES WERE DESIGNED FOR HIM. MOST EDUCATORS FELT THAT THE NONCONFORMIST NATIVE WAS A LOST CAUSE AND LITTLE WAS DONE TO ENTICE HIM INTO SCHOOL. THE UNDECIDED NATIVE WAS BEING ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND SCHOOL BY SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC MEANS. FURTHER STUDIES OF THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF ALASKA AND THE DEFINITION OF DESIRABLE GOALS OF EDUCATION FOR NATIVE YOUTH AND ADULTS ARE NEEDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH., ORDER NO. 63-3734. MICROFILM $2.75. XEROGRAPHY $7.40. 156 PAGES. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Identifiers: ALASKA