ERIC Number: ED355080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Writers' Guide: Writing Alaska Studies Materials for Alaska Schools.
Partnow, Patricia H.
As interest in Alaska studies increases, a number of Alaska school districts have begun to develop materials specific to the cultures of their students. Designed specifically for Alaska districts, this curriculum development guide addresses the content and format of multicultural curriculum and the process of incorporation into a district's overall curriculum. The guide is divided into sections, each detailing a step in the development process. The planning section discusses the school district's commitment to the process; statement of the program's educational goals; four common approaches to ethnic studies; linking the planned curriculum with the district's scope and sequence document; and dividing the development process into stages and manageable tasks. The research section covers pre-interview groundwork in the literature and archival materials, the role of elders in the research, practical and legal details pertaining to interviews, interviewing techniques, and analyzing and validating oral information. The section on designing and writing lesson plans discusses multicultural education as translation and compromise, allowing the materials to "find their own form," determining particular themes, the course by course approach for secondary school classes, elements in designing lessons and units of study, and what to avoid in unit design. The evaluation section describes small- and large-scale field tests. Final sections cover artwork and materials production, teacher training, and distribution. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., Anchorage, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska