ERIC Number: ED378006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Alaska Secondary Education Study: Task Force Recommendations.
McDowell Group, Juneau, AK.
This report presents recommendations resulting from a study conducted during 1993-94 assessing rural secondary education in Alaska. Components of the study included a survey of 800 randomly selected rural households, a survey of boarding school graduates, an assessment of rural university student achievement, and other related research. A task force was appointed to review the research and to preside over public hearings concerning rural secondary education. The task force recommended to the Alaska State Department of Education that the state should: (1) facilitate the development of educational plans and assessments for rural secondary education at the local level; (2) investigate the feasibility of developing a junior college program at a rural boarding school; (3) facilitate the development of consolidated residential high schools; (4) enhance funding dedicated to public education; and (5) rewrite labor and tenure laws to allow rural school districts more control in hiring teachers. Additional recommendations and supporting discussion concerning boarding schools, vocational education, distance learning, correspondence programs, and high school/university transitional programs are also included. Contains 12 references. (LP)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Boarding Schools, Delivery Systems, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Development, Educational Research, High Schools, Higher Education, Rural Education, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Authoring Institution: McDowell Group, Juneau, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska