ERIC Number: ED097163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
An Introduction to the Alaska Department of Education and Information on People, Government, History, Geography.
Grieser, Chris, Ed.
The large number of requests for general information on Alaska has resulted in the compilation of this booklet. Alaska's school system is made up of district schools and State-operated schools. The 29 school districts (controlled by the local school boards) vary in size from 40 pupils with 4 teachers to 34,000 pupils with 1,500 teachers. Boarding high schools, boarding home programs, correspondence study, adult education, Bureau of Indian Affairs' role in education, institutions of higher learning, and teachers are discussed. Programs to meet the needs of the Alaskan student have been developed by Alaskan educators through curriculum materials based on settings and events familiar to these students. A historical sketch of Alaska and its present economy and government are included. The geographic division of Alaska and the distribution of Eskimos, American Indians, and Aleuts are described. Lists of facts and figures, historical milestones, information sources, and miscellaneous information conclude the booklet. (AH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Boarding Schools, Correspondence Study, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Eskimos, Higher Education, History, Physical Divisions (Geographic), Rural Schools, School Districts, Small Schools, State Government, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Public Information and Publications.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska