ERIC Number: ED088650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Educational Preferences of Alaskan Native School Boards (Project ANNA).
Dumont, Katheryn R.
The report is based on a questionnaire which was part of the Alaskan Native Needs Assessment in Education (Project ANNA). It was sent to members of 44 village school boards to determine the educational preferences of Alaskan Native adults. The method asked 6 open-ended questions: (1) What kind of high school does your village want your students to go to? (2) What should happen to Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools such as Mt. Edgecumbe? (3) What should be the role of village school boards in local education? (4) Is your school board ready to take over the school? (5) What do you want the school to do for your children? and (6) How well do you think the school is doing its job? Most of the school boards expressed a strong desire to have their children closer to home. A few members felt that if the student attended a larger school in a place like Fairbanks or Anchorage, he could get a better education and a better job after graduation. For the most part, village boards thought they should have increased decision making power. Thirty-one out of 44 participating school boards emphatically denied that they were ready to assume control of their schools. Twenty-two boards felt that the schools should prepare students for an adult life; 37 felt the schools were doing an excellent job. (FF)
Descriptors: Adults, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Boards of Education, Community Control, Curriculum Design, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Eskimos, Parent School Relationship, Public Relations, Research Projects, School Community Relationship, School Surveys, Transfer Students
Not available separately; see RC007779
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Juneau, AK.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.