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ERIC Number: ED109087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 8
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Proposed Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Cross-Cultural Education.
Alaska Univ., Fairbanks.
This document provides a proposed list of programs and their requirements for Bachelor and Master of Education degrees at the University of Alaska. The programs are intended to develop graduates who possess a crosscultural perspective and sensitivity in their approach to education, with particular emphasis on the multicultural environment of Alaska. The proposed programs possess three characteristics essential to their design and implementation: a) education is defined in broad cultural terms, encompassing educational needs and issues in addition to certification requirements; b) the academic orientation is interdisciplinary, drawing heavily on anthropology, linguistics, sociology, psychology, and English; education is viewed as an applied field in which the methods and perspectives of various academic disciplines are brought to bear on the analysis of complex sociocultural issues; and c) the programs rely heavily on actual field experiences. Only through direct and prolonged immersion in alternative settings can the students, native or nonnative, acquire an internalized crosscultural perspective which will allow them to transcend their own ethnocentrism. (Author/JS)
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Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska