9781877962431

Alaska Native Education

  • ISBN 13:

    9781877962431

  • ISBN 10:

    1877962430

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/15/2011
  • Publisher: Univ of Alaska Fairbanks Center for

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Summary

Over the past century, the outside world has increasingly encroached on Alaska Native communities, and one of the consequences of that change has been a shift in the purpose and structure of schools in Alaska Native communities.Alaska Native Educationbrings together a variety of experts in the field of indigenous education to show the ways in which Alaska Natives have adopted and adapted outside ideas and rules regarding educationand how they have frequently found them problematic and insufficient. The authors follow their analysis with suggestions of ways forward, emphasizing the benefits of blending new and old practices that will simultaneously prepare Alaska Native students for the future while preserving and strengthening their ties to the past.

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