ERIC Number: ED226890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Because We Cherish You: A Time for Celebration. Report of the Annual Bilingual-Multicultural Education Conference (8th, Anchorage, Alaska, February 17-19, 1981).
Pulu, Tupou L.; Pope, Mary L.
The Eighth Annual Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference, sponsored by the Alaska State Department of Education and supported by 36 additional organizations and school districts, was a major activity of the department in providing training assistance to all persons involved in bilingual-bicultural education programs in Alaska. The conference theme, "Because We Cherish You: A Time For Celebration," was selected to emphasize the importance of youth and their education in the eyes of Alaska's elders. At the same time, the conference emphasized the important roles played by elders, parents, community members, students, and school personnel in developing and implementing educational programs for Alaska's youth. Over 70 workshops were offered to help conference participants to more fully participate in bilingual/multicultural education programs at the community and school district levels. Highlighting the conference were 14 presentations of the arts of Alaska's major ethnic groups performing dances, songs, shows of ethnic costumes, and displays of various art forms. (ERB)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Bilingual Education, Community Involvement, Cultural Activities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education, Older Adults, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Rural Education, School Involvement, Student Participation, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage. National Bilingual Materials Development Center.