ERIC Number: EJ666781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Healing the "Unhealthy Native": Encounters with Standards-Based Education in Rural Alaska.
Jester, Timothy E.
Journal of American Indian Education, v41 n3 p1-21 2002
A qualitative study examined a rural Alaskan school district's standards-based reform in the sociohistorical context of Alaska Native education. Observations and interviews with 32 district staff members indicate that the district had recast the historical "civilization-savagism" paradigm as an "unhealthy Native" construct to explain Native students' academic failure and protect the district's standards-based system. (Contains 23 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Acculturation, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Boarding Schools, Colonialism, Cultural Context, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, High Stakes Tests, Qualitative Research, Racial Discrimination, Rural Schools, School Districts
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska