University of Alaska PRESS

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384 pages, 6 x 9

Format: paper

Price: $20.00

2011

Alaska Native Education

Views From Within

by Barnhardt, Ray (ed.)

Kawagley, Angayuqaq Oscar (ed.)



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 Education brings 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 education—and how they have frequently found them problematic and insufficient. The authors follow their analysis with suggestions of ways forward.

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