ERIC Number: ED041678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Time for Change in the Education of Alaska Natives: A Statement of Preliminary Findings and Recommendations Relating to the Education of Alaska Natives.
Alaska Governor's Commission on Cross-Cultural Education, Juneau.
The study presents findings and recommendations regarding education of Alaska natives (Eskimos, Indians, and Aleuts). The paper was prepared for the governor of Alaska by the Commission on Cross-Cultural Education of Alaska, which was designed to find ways to provide new meaning to education for Alaska's multicultural society and to provide maximum educational opportunity. Among the factors explored in the study were socioeconomic status, health, community background, school programs (including preschool through adult education and college), teacher attitudes, linguistic and cultural differences, boarding schools, curricular changes, and parental involvement in education. Recommendations include providing the most efficient possible move into the white world, with enhancement of self-image and promotion of native pride to keep the cultural continuity. It is noted that professional development of teachers, research data, and improved facilities are needed. (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Alaska Governor's Commission on Cross-Cultural Education, Juneau.