ERIC Number: EJ726521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
Reference Count: 8
Keeping Alaskan Tradition Alive: Building Relationships in the Curriculum
Hughes, Eileen; Forbes, Sue
Childhood Education, v81 n3 p145 Spr 2005
This article reviews varied types of relationships that were formed when a kindergarten class embarked on a study of the Native Alaskan art of carving. The public school kindergarten classroom, located in Anchorage, Alaska, drew from a community with a high population of Hispanic, African American, and Native Alaskan families with different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Anchorage is..... Alaska; with approximately 260,000 residents, it is home to half the population of the state. The very diverse population in Anchorage comes from within and outside Alaska. Thus, the importance of building relationships and connections among the people in Alaska is critical.
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Folk Culture, Art Education, Teaching Methods, Alaska Natives, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Cultural Background, Socioeconomic Background, Community, Mentors, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska