ERIC Number: ED039987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Decision-Making in Alaskan Native Education.
Hopkins, Thomas R.
The decision-making process of the Alaskan Eskimo is examined, particularly with reference to educational administration in the school systems. It is reported that the effect of outside influence in making decisions has predominated since about 1867 and that, even at the present time, only superficial decisions are made at a local level. According to the document, the efforts of Project Tribe have been directed toward overcoming the century and a half of authoritarian control by establishing school boards in all Eskimo and Indian communities and training the membership in the responsibilities of what it means to be a member. (BD)
Descriptors: Agency Role, American Indians, Authoritarianism, Business Administration, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Eskimos, History, Leadership, Racial Characteristics, Religious Factors
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: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Note: Background paper for Conference on Cross-Cultural Education in the North (Montreal, Canada, August 1969)