ERIC Number: ED450981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Sharing Our Pathways: A Newsletter of the Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative, 1996-1999.
Sharing Our Pathways: A Newsletter of the Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative, v1-4 1996-1999
In 1995 the National Science Foundation funded the Alaska Rural System Initiative (RSI), a joint effort of the Alaska Federation of Natives and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Among its goals, the RSI aims to increase the presence of Alaska Native knowledge and perspectives in all areas of science and education in rural Alaska, develop culturally responsive curriculum models consistent with state and national standards for science education, document indigenous knowledge systems, and improve Native students' academic performance and entry into careers in science and technology. Five initiatives--Native ways of knowing and teaching, indigenous science knowledge base, elders and culture camps, culturally aligned curriculum adaptations, and village science applications and careers--were to be implemented over a 5-year period in Alaska's five cultural regions: Inupiaq, Aleut, Athabaskan, Southeast, and Yupik areas. Also, improvements in educational technology infrastructure were to be implemented in all regions concurrently. In 1996, additional funding was received from the Annenberg Rural Challenge to support community-based education and integration of indigenous knowledge into all curricular areas. This document contains 20 consecutive issues of "Sharing Our Pathways," the newsletter of the Alaska RSI, published 1996-99. Articles present reports on the RSI, its principles, and its accomplishments; descriptions of events and activities in each of the five cultural regions; and news of related conferences and publications. (SV)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Eskimos, Indigenous Knowledge, Place Based Education, Rural Education, School Community Relationship, Science Education
Alaska Native Knowledge Network, Tel: 907-474-5086. Full text at Web site: http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/sop.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Office of Systemic Reform.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska