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ERIC Number: ED045588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 166
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Teaching Alaskan Native Youth.
Bunger, Marianna
During the 1969-70 school year, a follow-up program was conducted for participants of the summer 1969 institute on Teaching Alaskan Native Youth. On-site seminars and individual conferences were conducted with 20 teachers and aides (serving in 16 rural Alaskan communities in which the predominant first language is Yupik, Inupik, or Athabascan) to allow them to share with each other their experiences in using new methods and materials in their classrooms. Participants completed and revised the supplementary materials devised during the summer. Several collected and compiled local legends and folklore for classroom utilization. Several programs were established for either teaching English as a Second Language and/or for teaching the local Native dialect. The three-member staff considered the program successful. The staff received an invaluable education about bush teaching and an insight into life in rural Alaskan villages. (Travel reports are included for the nine staff trips into the Alaskan bush to visit participants.) Also included is a product of the summer, "Yupik Eskimo Communities: Bethel, Chignik, Emmonak, Mountain Village, St. Marys, Togiak, Tuluksak," a collection of primary source accounts written by participants during their study of Alaskan cultural anthropology (of Togiak, Bethel, Lower Yukon, Kuskokwim, and Kotzebue area). (JS)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Methodist Univ., Anchorage.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska