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ERIC Number: ED264058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Southeastern Conference on Native Education. Report (Juneau, Alaska, April 11-12, 1983).
Demmert, William G., Ed.
Representatives from villages, Native organizations, and educational institutions were participants at a conference that explored barriers encountered in the education of Southeastern Alaska Native students, identified problems, discussed solutions, and developed recommendations. The conference was the result of a concern that a major problem in Alaskan education was the number of Alaskan Native students dropping out. The report contains twelve presentations by individuals actively involved in educating Alaskan Native students. The presentations focus on problems of Native students in public schools, accomplishments and criticisms of Native Alaskan education, development of cultural identity among the Tlingit people, Native American curriculum development, role of private institutions, personal accounts of cultural background and cross-cultural schooling, overview of current research on Native education, and accomplishments of the Commissioner's Study Group on Native Achievement. Four conference themes emerged: the importance of the family in the educational process, the need for more early childhood education, the importance of schools which reflect the cultures of their students, and the importance of cultural integrity, character, and morality. Thirty-seven recommendations drawn up by discussion groups are grouped under topics of culture and identity, family responsibility, educational curriculum, cross-cultural settings, role of private colleges, and educational problems and strategies for change. A concluding statement summarizes events in Alaskan education relevant to Native Alaskans during the year and a half following the conference. (LFL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska