ERIC Number: ED162441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Governance, Organization, and Financing of Education for Alaska Natives.
Dafoe, Don M.
The history and current status of the governance, organization, and financing of education for Alaska natives are discussed in this report. The first chapter briefly summarizes key factors of geography, environment, economics, and population affecting educational development throughout Alaska's history. Chapter 2 covers the Russian period and the early United States period from 1867 to 1900. The emergence of the territorial government in the years 1900 to 1917 produced a turning point in Alaska's educational history, culminating in the creation of the Territorial Department of Education. This period, marking the formalization of the dual system of education, is discussed in Chapter 3. In Chapter 4 attention is focused on the parallel federal and territorial educational systems, with an emphasis on governance, organization, and financing. The first decade of statehood, when considerable attention was paid to education and state-federal relationships, is treated in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 centers on the 1970s. The last 30 years have seen many efforts toward bringing about a single school system in Alaska, but no final accomplishment. In Chapter 7 the current significant policy issues are reviewed and in Chapter 8 research questions that need to be explored are noted. (AuthorJM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Center for Northern Educational Research.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document