Teaching in remote Alaskan schools: The remote rural practice teaching program

Theodore (Ted) Munsch, Colin Boylan

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Abstract

In rural Alaska, extreme conditions associated with place effect the staffing of remote rural schools. This presentation explores the impact of a one week remote rural practice teaching experience on a group of 14 pre-service teachers enrolled at Alaska Pacific University. Students travelled by plane to three village schools located in the Southwest Region School District of Alaska where they lived and taught for the week. The students enrolled in these village schools are indigenous Alaska Natives whose language is Yu'Pik. This presentation will report upon both the impact of the remote rural teaching experience as well as examining some of the cultural differences in these villages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st SPERA
Subtitle of host publicationOur stories: Innovation and excellence in Rural Education.
EditorsColin Boylan
Place of PublicationDarling Heights Qld 4350
PublisherSPERA
Pages73-80
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0095850391
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventSociety for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia (SPERA) National Rural Education Conference - Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, Australia
Duration: 05 Oct 200507 Oct 2005

Conference

ConferenceSociety for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia (SPERA) National Rural Education Conference
CountryAustralia
Period05/10/0507/10/05

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    Munsch, T. T., & Boylan, C. (2005). Teaching in remote Alaskan schools: The remote rural practice teaching program. In C. Boylan (Ed.), 21st SPERA: Our stories: Innovation and excellence in Rural Education. (pp. 73-80). SPERA.