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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.

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