ERIC Number: ED039985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
[The Pedagogical Situation in the North with Special Reference to Alaska and the Lapps in Norway.]
Coombs, L. Madison; Boon, Inez
There are 2 papers combined under this title, the first being specific to the Alaskan and the second to the Lapps of Northern Norway. Language difficulties were cited as being prevalent in both situations. English was reported to be the second language for the Alaskan, while Norwegian (which is completely different from the Lappish language) was the tongue spoken in those schools. Cultural differences were mentioned as a major factor in education. Geographic isolation was significant in Alaska, while the Lapps were slow to understand the value of education. Coombs, concerned with the educational deficits cited in the Coleman Report of 1966, suggested vicarious experiences for the students through multimedia instruction, improved teaching of English, more native teachers and more cross-culturally adept non-native teachers, improved training and selection of teachers, program development, adult education, community involvement, and more interaction with the rest of the world. Boon noted the need for better language instruction, an upgrading of the Lapp economy, and a narrowing of the gap between the goals of education and the goals of the Lapp family unit. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (BD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Education, American Indians, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Eskimos, Language Handicaps, Living Standards, Multimedia Instruction, Norwegian, Teacher Education
The Arctic Institute of North America, 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal 25, P.Q. Canada ($0.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks.; Arctic Inst. of North America, Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers: Alaska; Northern Nations; Norway
Note: Background paper for Conference on Cross-Cultural Education in the North (Montreal, Canada, August 1969)