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ERIC Number: ED094924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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A Cultural Transition.
Sullivan, Troy
The original impetus for Alaskan Instructional Aides was derived from the Alaskan section of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and was jointly funded by them and the Manpower Development and Training Act. Since that initial program in 1966, the BIA has funded 2 additional programs training instructional Aides for BIA schools in Alaska. More than 80 aides, graduates of 3 training sessions conducted from 1966 to 1968, are now employed in almost as many native villages and towns. Cultural and language differences in Alaska, together with social and economic problems peculiar to a people forced into rapid adjustment to modern living, give a special urgency to these programs. It is vital that this training be continued to provide at least one aide in each of the BIA schools not yet included in the program. There are also more than 200 State-operated elementary schools that would benefit from such a program. Immediate consideration should be given a plan to expand the program by including 2 additional steps for Teachers' Assistants and Teachers' Associates. A 2 Year course for Associates would qualify them as graduates who could occupy professional and responsible positions; Assistants would be able, under supervision, to perform many specialized tasks; and the present training for aides would still continue to supply those who perform vital non-instructional functions. (KM)
Not available separately, see RC008075
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska