ERIC Number: ED451024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Nurturing Culturally Healthy Youth.
Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
These guidelines address issues in the application of traditional Alaska Native child-rearing and parenting practices to nurture culturally healthy youth in the contemporary world. Guidelines are organized around each of several roles related to child rearing: Native Elders, as tradition-bearers and essential role models; parents, who are the first teachers of their children; the youth themselves, and their responsibilities for their own growth; communities, tribes, clans, and Native organizations; professional educators, providing a supportive learning environment that reinforces students' cultural well-being; schools, which by engaging fully with communities, can provide consistent expectations for students; child-care providers; youth services and juvenile justice agencies; researchers working with Native communities; and the general public. Special attention is given to educational implications of the integration of traditional child-rearing and parenting practices in schools. Throughout this document, Elders are accorded a central role as the primary source of cultural knowledge. Respected Elders serve as philosophers, professors, and visionaries of a cultural community. Following the guidelines are general recommendations aimed at their implementation and the types of support needed from federal and state agencies, schools and school districts, tribal colleges, communities, and Native organizations. (SV)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, Child Rearing, Community Role, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Nonformal Education, Older Adults, Parent Role, School Community Relationship, Teacher Role
Alaska Native Knowledge Network. Full text at Web site: http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/standards/NurturingYouth.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska