ERIC Number: ED312111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Respecting Differences: The Hope for a Global Community. Annual Bilingual Multicultural Education Conference (15th, Anchorage, Alaska, January 30-February 3, 1989).
Foster, Scott, Ed.
This booklet lists the organizers and describes the agenda of a conference on the theme of respect for, and understanding of, cultural differences as the basis of global community. Workshop sessions are described and three keynote speeches are reprinted, together with four student essays that best captured the conference's theme. The keynote speeches generally promoted bicultural and bilingual education as means of opening up students' understanding of the world. Ted Mala (director of the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies at the University of Alaska, Anchorage) emphasized the value of programs which allow Native Alaskans to communicate with their circumpolar counterparts in the Soviet Union across the Bering Straits. Howard Rainier (assistant director of the American Indian Studies Program at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah) stressed the value of multicultural education as nurturing a sense of Native pride. Janie Leaske (member of the Alaska State Board of Education and president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, Anchorage) offered statistical analysis of Native Alaskan education, emphasizing the necessity of improving bilingual/multicultural programs. (TES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Bilingual/Bicultural Education Programs.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; USSR