ERIC Number: ED108820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Natives and Alaska Higher Education, 1960-1972: A Descriptive Study. Alaska Native Human Resources Development Program, Publication 1.
Jacquot, Louis F.
Utilizing data derived from numerous sources (institutions, Alaska Native organizations, Federal and State agencies, conferences, etc.), this descriptive study is divided into 6 chapters which trace the evolution of and the necessity for Alaska Native higher education. Following a detailed introduction, Chapter 2 describes the physical and environmental setting of Alaska and its various ethnic groups (Aleuts; Tlingits, Haidas, and Tsimshians; Eskimos; and Athabascans). Chapter 3 provides historical analysis (1741-1972) of the socio-political changes relative to Native educational development resulting from contact with Euro-American cultures (the Russian period, the American missions, the "government missions", and the evolution and dismantlement of the Native and non-Native 2 school system). Chapter 4 details the influence of Statehood and the land claims movement on the evolution of the Alaska Native's need and/or desire for cultural survival and ethnic self-determination. Documenting the lack of Alaska Native participation in the social affairs of the State, Chapter 5 emphasizes the relationship between higher education and social participation via examination of: public and private institutions; higher education and the Alaska Native peoples; a profile of the Native college student; special institutional programs; the educational needs and the future of Alaska Native higher education. (Author/JC)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American History, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Eskimos, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, History, Participation, Political Issues, Self Actualization, Social Action
Cooperative Extension Service, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Human Resources Development Program.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska