The Impact of an Immersion Experience in Alaskan Native Community Cultural Life on Pre-service Teachers
- Year: 2007
- Author: Boylan, Colin R; Munsch, Ted R
- Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
- Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 1
- Country: United States
This paper reports on the changes in understandings and appreciations of pre-service elementary (K-8) teacher education students who participated in a week-long cultural immersion experience in Alaska Native communities and their schools. For this group of pre-service teachers, the experience developed new and deeper understandings about the challenges and realities of living and teaching in rural Alaska Native community schools.