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ERIC Number: ED540981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1918
Pages: 84
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Work of the Bureau of Education for the Natives of Alaska, 1916-17. Bulletin, 1918, No. 5
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The work of the Bureau of Education for the native races of Alaska has been carried on in accordance with the terms and purposes of Congressional appropriations for their education, medical relief, and for the extension of the reindeer industry among them. In the schools, emphasis has been placed upon instruction in matters pertaining to health, industrial training, gardening, and commercial education. Effort has been made to improve living conditions in the villages, to lessen the death rate, and to render the natives better able to meet the changing conditions with which the advancing civilization of the White man has confronted them. Sixty-eight schools were maintained with an enrollment of 3.666 and an average attendance of 2,172. Four superintendents, 1 acting superintendent, 111 teachers, 5 physicians, and 10 nurses were employed. The Bureau of Education also encourages the establishment in native villages of cooperative mercantile stores, financed by native capital and conducted by the natives themselves, under the supervision of the teacher of the local United States public school. This bulletin is divided into three sections. Part I is a general summary; Part II presents detailed reports from superintendents, physicians, and teachers; and Part III contains extracts from the report of the Governor of Alaska, 1917. (Contains 7 figures and 5 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Alaska