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.
|Title of host publication||21st SPERA|
|Subtitle of host publication||Our stories: Innovation and excellence in Rural Education.|
|Place of Publication||Darling Heights Qld 4350|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||Society for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia (SPERA) National Rural Education Conference - Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, Australia|
Duration: 05 Oct 2005 → 07 Oct 2005
|Conference||Society for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia (SPERA) National Rural Education Conference|
|Period||05/10/05 → 07/10/05|
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.