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ERIC Number: ED542407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1936
Pages: 64
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Public Education in Alaska. Bulletin, 1936, No. 12
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
Among areas governed by the United States, Alaska is unique in a number of ways; one of special interest to education officials and students is concerned with the maintenance within its borders of two publicly supported school systems--one by the Federal Government and one by the Territory. It was chiefly in the interest of the former that the author visited the Territory in the spring of 1931 to study and report on its condition and progress. For a period of more than 40 years preceding 1931, the Bureau of Education, now the Office of Education, was responsible for the education of the natives of Alaska. During 1930, plans were under consideration by the Commissioner of Education for certain reorganizations and adjustments in the school system, particularly curricular adjustments, and a personal visit of the staff member directly in charge was, therefore, arranged. Before their consummation, however, transfer of administrative functions concerned with the native schools was recommended by the Commissioner of Education and effected by the Secretary of the Interior. Administration of the schools under the auspices of the Office of Indian Affairs is now well under way. The time seems opportune, therefore, for this brief review of the initiation and development of the Federal school system under the direction of the Bureau of Education. The chief sources drawn upon in the compilation of this report are personal observation and a series of reports of the Commissioner of Education on education in Alaska and the development of the reindeer industry in that Territory. As the report of a unique development in education in the United States, this bulletin should be of interest to educators in general, but especially to that growing group of students engaged in scientific research and experimentation in the specialized problems, racial and educational, of native and minority groups the world over. A bibliography is included. (Contains 3 tables and 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Russia