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Brown, Tricia – 1998
For Native children, growing up in Alaska today means dwelling in a place where traditional customs sometimes mix oddly with modern conveniences. Through their own words, this book explores the lives of eight Alaska Native children, each representing a unique and ancient culture: Eskimo--Yupik and Inupiat; Aleut; and Indian--Athabascan, Tlingit,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education
Andrews, Susan B., Ed.; Creed, John, Ed. – 1998
This book compiles the best selections from the Chukchi News and Information Service, a University of Alaska project that for the past decade, has published the writings of Native college students from rural and remote regions of Alaska. The writers are primarily nontraditional older students who are Inupiaq, Yup'ik, or Siberian Yup'ik Eskimos or…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Background
Kleinfeld, Judith; Shinkwin, Anne – 1983
This paper on a widespread nonformal American educational experience, the Boy Scouts, describes the close relationship between family socialization and scouting, and the education that occurs in three key scouting settings: camp-outs, troop meetings, and scout service projects. The paper argues that certain types of families deliberately use…
Descriptors: Camping, Educational Experience, Family Influence, Family Involvement
Barnhardt, Ray, Ed. – 1982
A collection of 15 articles on cross-cultural issues in Alaskan education addresses educational policy issues, educational development issues, community/school issues, and teaching/learning issues. The one theme that permeates all of the articles is the value of participation by community members in all levels of the education of their children.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Administrator Attitudes, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education
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deMarrais, Kathleen Bennett; And Others – Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 1992
Describes storyknifing, a traditional way of storytelling illustrated through pictures traced in mud, by young girls in a Yup'ik Eskimo village on the Kuskokwim River (Alaska). Storyknifing provides a forum in which young girls learn cultural and cognitive knowledge. Storyknifing maintains a link with traditional society in this village. (SLD)
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Background, Educational Anthropology, Ethnology
Sandham, Jessica L. – Education Week, 1998
Describes the pros and cons of Alaska's unique Family Partnership Charter School, which oversees distribution of public funding to home-schooling families, offers support to help home-schooling parents meet district standards on their own terms, and monitors required purchase of teacher time and expenditures. A sidebar describes an Alaskan…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Charter Schools, Distance Education, Educational Administration
Callaway, Don – Common Ground: Archeology and Ethnography in the Public Interest, 1999
In Alaska's extensive parks and preserves, the National Park Service is in the difficult position of mediating between traditional Native subsistence practices and Western concepts of environmental conservation. Ethnographic research has raised awareness of the importance of harvest practices to rural Native groups for survival, cultural…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Conservation (Environment), Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance
Gildart, Robert C. – Native Peoples, 1993
The subsistence living and rich culture of the Gwich'in Indians in Arctic Village, Alaska, depends upon the yearly return of the caribou to their wintering grounds. In this remote village, elders often conduct classes outdoors for the village children who learn to trap, fish, hunt, and dig ground root. (KS)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Experiential Learning