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ERIC Number: ED029736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Pages: 18
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A Study of Problems in Education of the Native People of Alaska.
Lekanof, Flore
There is a need to ascertian ways and means whereby improvements may be initiated in present and future educational programs for the Native people of Alaska. The present situation indicates that because of the dropout rate from secondary schools and the low academic success of those in college, educators in Alaska have failed to cope with the problems of linguistics and culture of the Alaskan Native. Regional high schools which meet the needs of the rural people of Alaska seem to be an answer to the geographic problem. Other steps toward solution include: (1) establishing Head Start classes; (2) having local people teach at the pre-school level; (3) continuing teacher-aid training program as well as teachers' assistants and teachers' associates; (4) changing the educational curriculum to meet the needs of the village children; and (5) involving Native leaders in the conception of an over-all educational plan for rural Alaska. By improving the education system, the economic and industrial situations will also develop. A brief review of the history of education in Alaska, dating from the Russian occupation to the present is contained. (CM)
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Identifiers: Alaska