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Alaska Department of Education

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Central Yupi̕k and the schools : a handbook for teachers by Steven A Jacobson( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook designed to assist school districts in providing effective educational services to students from Yup'ik Eskimo language group. Includes recommended readings, listing of school districts enrolling Yup'ik students, and sources of information, materials and instructional assistance
Alaska in maps : a thematic atlas by Roger W Pearson( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thematic atlas of Alaska containing geographic, economic, and social data for the state
Bilingual-bicultural education in Alaska : an introduction to program development by Mike Travis( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to the development of bilingual/bicultural programs in Alaska features models depicting the most common basic approaches to bilingual/bicultural education. Program models included are: (1) transitional - moves the child from his native language to English by completion of third or fourth grade and does not attempt to support native language or culture after the early years; (2) full maintenance - develops all skills in both languages and maintains the dominant language while encouraging development of the minority language; (3) partial maintenance - teaches fluency and literacy in both languages and, although it restricts use of the native language to certain subject matter, maintains the native language and promotes literacy and cultural growth through all grades; and (4) monoliterate - develops speaking and comprehension skills in both English and native language but does not teach literacy skills in the native language. There are short sections on student selection, state regulations, program funding, and program evaluation. A section on program development includes items under needs assessment, community/parent involvement, program design and development, curriculum and classroom materials, staff requirements, and program/student evaluation. (Cm)
Principals in rural Alaska : a descriptive profile by Gerald A McBeath( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents aspects of the background of rural principals, their school activities, expectations of student performance, perceptions of school-community relations and roles of actors in school governance
Rural teachers and community schools in Alaska by Gerald A McBeath( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 300 randomly selected teachers in rural Alaskan schools responded to a mail survey including questions regarding their background, community relationships, school social climate, roles in school governance, and evaluations of school conditions. Their average age was 33. Over half were women and 91% were Caucasian, markedly contrasting the communities they served. They averaged 7 years' teaching experience, mostly outside Alaska in non-rural areas. They averaged 30 hours/week in classroom instruction, 10 hours in planning, 4 in staff supervision, and 1 in parent meetings. Teacher-parent social contact was much more frequent. The teachers, 50% of whom had close community ties, participated in church, sports, arts, crafts, hunting, and social activities. Still, over half left Alaska in summer. Teachers expected their students to perform well, complete high school, but not continue to college, although they felt positive about their school's potential to provide excellent education. Teachers noted their active role in selecting textbooks and proposing new courses, but felt that supervisors and principals had greater influence. Eighty percent felt they were successful and felt satisfied with many aspects of their work. Many, however, expressed dissatisfaction with district operations and with the effectiveness of school administrators. (Sb)
Alaska : a land in motion by Nancy Warren Ferrell( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography and history textbook on the forty-ninth state, the only arctic state in the United States
Alaska educational directory( )

in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the Commissioner of Education for the years ending ... by Alaska( )

in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report for 1922/24 accompanied by a Supplemental report, 1924/25
The compiled school laws of the State of Alaska by Alaska( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual and course of study for the high schools of Alaska by Alaska( )

7 editions published between 1922 and 1929 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Source book on Alaska by Robert J., Jr., Comp Peratrovich( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bases for the development of this resource book were notes and a course outline used in teaching Alaska History at the junior high school level. It can be used as a checklist, a guide to organizing lesson plans, selecting classroom and testing materials, and as a source of concepts and information for any grade level. Most of the material is presented in expanded outline form with bibliographies, lists of suitable audiovisual materials and free or inexpensive teaching materials. The basic information is organized by topic: geography, ethnology, Russian exploration and occupation, international rivalry over Alaska, American influence from 1867 to present and the struggle for statehood, role of the American military, industrial development, history of Alaskan education and the formation of a state government. (Sbe)
Yuggaankuk mayeraaghpagenkuk = The Eskimo man and the giant by Grace Slwooko( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of an Eskimo hunter, trapped on a moving, melting ice flow and subsequently rescued by a friendly but shy giant who returns him to his village, is presented in the St. Lawrence Island Yup'ik language and in English. Ten full page color illustrations by J. Leslie Boffa visually tell the story for those readers who may not yet have mastered the written word. (Nec)
Organization of the small school library by Alaska( )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North to the future: the Alaska Department of Education and education in Alaska, 1785-1967; an Alaskan centennial publication by William R Marsh( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography of educational publications for Alaska native languages by Mary Jane McGary( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both Indian and Eskimo-Aleut languages are covered in this annotated bibliography of Alaska native languages. Listings for each language are broken down into general works, reference works, materials on bilingual education where there are any available, and educational materials. In many cases the last category is extensive enough to require further subdivision. Only print materials have been included. Annotations are descriptive rather than evaluative. The following languages are covered: (1) Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian; (2) the Ahtna, Han, Holikachuk, Ingalik, Koyukon, Kutchin, Tanacross, Tanaina, Tanana, Upper Kuskokwim, and Upper Tanana varieties of Athabaskan; and (3) Aleut, Alutiiq, Central Yupik Eskimo, Siberian Yupik Eskimo, and Inupiaq Eskimo. (Jb)
Planning how to use land in village Alaska by Robert B Weeden( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one in a series of eight articles written by different professionals concerned with Alaska Native land claims, this article focuses on the influence of change and competition in land use planning. Designed to stimulate careful political/historical assessment at an advanced secondary or adult level, this booklet presents a vocabulary list, 9 open-ended questions, and 10 questions for group discussion. Among the major issues presented in the text are: (1) elements involved in the land planning process (goal vs. Limitations); (2) the need for cooperative community planning and the means by which compromise can be affected for the following land needs: private and public buildings, open space recreation, resource exploitation, scenic and historic settings, and community revenues; (3) the special environmental, governmental, and economic problems of Alaskan land use (permafrost, a poor water supply, flooding, waste disposal, and air pollution when coupled with high labor and equipment costs and governmental problems of land ownership and planning authority make Alaskan problems unique); (4) the influence of the Settlement Act on community planning (village land bases must be joined with others to maintain subsistence; Native capital needs seed money which may subvert Native control; and Native goals are divided between maintaining and selling resources). (Jc)
Village Alaska by Harold Napoleon( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one in a series of eight articles written by different professionals concerned with Alaska Native land claims, this article focuses on the isolated rural village and its problems in understanding and acting upon the provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1972. Designed to stimulate careful political/historical reading and discussion, this booklet presents 13 open-ended questions for group discussion. Major issues covered in the text of this article include: (1) the economically disadvantaged aspects of village life; (2) cultural differences; (3) educational problems (emphasis on the poor quality of Bureau of Indian Affairs schools and the tremendous cultural adjustment necessary for those students who must attend high school away from home; (4) transportation problems (emphasis on the fact that Natives are generally unaware of the monies available to them for improvements); (5) the sanitation and health problems of rural villages; (6) rural population and leadership losses; (7) the lack of police and/or emergency protection; (8) lack of village communication with legislative processes and the need for village leadership to interpret Native rights; (9) an assessment of past legislation which should have benefited the Native villager but did not; and (10) a plea for rural Native interest in and comprehension of the Settlement Act. (Jc)
Environmental issues in the land claims by Guy Richard Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiled school laws of Alaska by Alaska( )

in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons taught, lessons learned : teachers' reflections on schooling in rural Alaska by Ray Barnhardt( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection contains 15 essays by teachers who participated in the First Annual Rural Alaska Instructional Improvement Academy in Fairbanks in May 1987. The essays were written as a follow-up to the academy, based on the teachers' reflections on their own experiences in rural schools as well as on the academy workshops they attended and on the four readings included in section 3 of this publication. The teachers were asked to write about either their own notions of the ideal schooling process for rural Alaska (section 1 of the essays) or what they considered to be an appropriate curriculum unit for village schools (section 2). Essays in section 1 discuss culturally relevant education for Alaska Natives; empowerment of communities, particularly Native villages with tribal governments; a process-oriented curriculum with a project-centered approach to experiential learning; school-community cooperation; parent-student involvement in activities strengthening different types of intelligence; community-based curriculum; obstacles to educational change; and cultural and multicultural education. In the second section, the essays on proposed curriculum units contain suggestions for: (1) use of rabbit snaring to teach kindergarten and first grade language arts; (2) implementing a senior research and writing project on jobs held by non-Natives in Native villages; (3) involving third graders in projects related to the Sister School Exchange Program and the Australaska Writing Project; (4) teaching Japanese culture to high school students using the movie "Ran"; and (5) teaching Japanese culture to elementary students through music. The teachers' background readings contained in the third and final section are the following: "The Axe Handle Academy: a Proposal for a Bioregional, Thematic Humanities Education" (Ron and Suzanne Scollon); "Culture, Community and the Curriculum" (Ray Barnhardt); "The Development of an Integrated Bilingual and Cross-Cultural Curriculum in an Arctic School District" (Helen Roberts); and "Weaving Curriculum Webs: The Structure of Nonlinear Curriculum" (Rebecca Corwin, George Hein, and Diane Levin). (Sv)
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