ERIC Number: ED094923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Culture and Career: Community for Education.
Bovee, Charles C.; Binau, David K.
During the past 8 to 10 years education at Sheldon Jackson College (SJC) has shifted to a theme of culture and careers. This paper describes current SJC programs, as well as some that are being considered. The Culture and Native Study Programs, funded in 1968, began with the teaching of the Tlingit Language. As a result, the First Tlingit Language Workshop was held in 1971, and workshops have been held yearly since then. Future plans call for the inclusion of classes in Eskimo languages and culture. Becoming increasingly aware that career programs with specific goals may be helpful to native students, SJC established a Dental Assistant Program, later adding career education courses in forestry and fisheries. Realizing the need for native teachers, and the specific need in Southeast Alaska for teacher aides, SJC initiated a Teacher Aide Extension Program in 1971. Classes were taught by college staff who flew to isolated communities for weekend classes. Additionally, SJC has become aware that changes need to be made in instructional approaches in traditional as well as non-traditional educational settings, and therefore established a Learning Center in 1971-72. This center provides reading program materials; vocabulary, math, and programmed learning machines; and cassette and filmstrip equipment. (KM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Career Education, College Programs, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Eskimos, Extension Education, Instructional Innovation, Language Instruction, Program Descriptions, Speeches, Teacher Aides
Not available separately, see RC008075
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska