ERIC Number: ED094580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation Report for Alaska Native Education Board, Inc., 1973-74. First Year of the Bilingual/Bicultural Program.
Temp, George E.
The ANEB bilingual/bicultural programs were in operation in eight rural communities in Alaska in 1973-74. This evaluation is based on the results of interviews with members of the community, staff, and student body. The information collected was in four areas: (1) fall 1973 student pretest information; (2) spring 1974 student posttest information; (3) winter-spring 1974 community reactions; (4) spring 1974 staff reactions. The questions presented to the students tested their knowledge of present and past native cultures. The results demonstrated a marked increase in knowledge of historical culture due to the instruction of the bilingual/bicultural programs; their knowledge of the present native culture was already high. In regard to reading and speaking skills in native languages, 68 percent of the children were able to read some of the native language materials by spring 1974, but there is still room for movement toward equal native/English-speaking ability. Virtually all of the students involved were enthusiastic about the programs. In addition, wide community support of the programs was shown from a random sampling of members of the community. Finally, 14 of 16 staff members questioned wanted the program to continue. (LG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Native Education Board, Inc., Anchorage.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska