ERIC Number: ED045271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Angoon, Alaska. National Study of American Indian Education, Series 1, No. 19, Final Report.
Connelly, John; Barnhardt, Ray
Part of the National Study of American Indian Education, this community background report describes the Tlingit community of Angoon, Alaska. Demographic characteristics and historical background of the community are presented. Religious and economic climates are discussed. Educational development is traced from missionary influence, through Bureau of Indian Affairs' control and establishment of an independent public school district, to the present-day Alaska State School, which is part of the State of Alaska Rural and On-base Public School District. Rapid staff turnover and a standard state curriculum characterize the school. Considerable educational support exists for secondary education not obtainable in the community, which suggests that the harmonizing of traditional and new concepts and practices may have more relevance for the community than reviving native crafts and languages. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Note: Series 1, No. 19