ERIC Number: ED114220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Tannik School: The Impact of Education on the Eskimos of Anaktuvuk Pass.
Cline, Michael S.
Employing a standard anthropological field approach, this case study examines the impact of formal education upon an Alaskan Eskimo community and provides a record of the establishment and development of a small, rural school. Emphasis is placed on the change efforts exerted by people identified with the school and the reaction to these efforts by the Nunamiut Eskimos of Anaktuvuk Pass. The nine chapters are titled as follows: (1) "The Nunamiut of Anaktuvuk Pass" (setting, people, subsistence, social activities, government, and world view); (2) "The Process of Enculturation" (the new Nunamiut, infancy, early childhood, later childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, the Nunamiut adult, social control, and old people); (3) "The Emerging Role of the Teacher" (village teachers and teacher roles, 1967-69); (4) "Socialization of the Bush Teacher" (background, the State's role, role of visitors, villager's role); (5) "The Child, the School, and the Teacher" (the physical plant, the classroom routine, measures of school progress, teaching the Nunamiut, and case studies); (6) "The Villagers, the School, and the Teacher" (aspirations for children, attitudes toward teachers, and teacher-village interaction); (7) "The Impact of Education" (the school as change agent); (8) "Altering the Educational Stance" (meeting adult, children, and teacher needs); (9) "Epilogue". (JC)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Case Studies, Change Agents, Community Role, Cultural Background, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Eskimos, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Social Change, Socialization, Socioeconomic Status, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role
Alaska Methodist University Press, Anchorage, Alaska 99504 ($10.00)
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