ERIC Number: ED466339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-4
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Culturally Responsive School Boards.
Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
These guidelines address issues related to the role of school boards, including local school/community committees and advisory boards, in overseeing the provision of a culturally responsive and supportive educational environment for the students in their care. The guidelines are organized around various leadership roles related to the management of formal education systems, including those of board members, administrators, communities, professional educators, and statewide policy makers. Special attention is given to educational implications for the integration of traditional values and decision-making processes in schools throughout Alaska. These guidelines aim to more fully engage cultural communities in the social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development of Alaska's youth, and to assist educational personnel and others seeking to incorporate the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools in their work. Throughout the document, Elders are accorded a central role as the primary source of cultural knowledge. Following an introduction, the guidelines are listed in sections addressed to school board members; local school/community committees; school district administrators; communities, tribes, and Native organizations; principals and teachers; schools; state policy makers and educational agencies; and the general public. Eleven general recommendations stipulate the kind of initiatives needed to implement the guidelines. (TD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Participative Decision Making, School Community Relationship
For full text: http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/SchoolBoardGuidelines/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Center for Cross-Cultural Studies.; Alaska Federation of Natives, Anchorage.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska