Qik'rtam Litnauwistai (island's teachers)

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Show simple item record Deal, Kitty L. 2019-06-28T21:10:16Z 2019-06-28T21:10:16Z 2019-05
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract Qik'rtam Litnauwistai (Island's Teachers) was a multi-tiered, community-based, participatory action research project initiated as a direct response to both community and institutional recommendations to "grow our own" Alutiiq educators. The study (a) examined current departmental practices in teacher education at Kodiak College, (b) sought community feedback through interviews regarding recruiting and retaining Alaska Native pre-service teachers on Kodiak Island, and (c) analyzed successful eLearning course completion data, based on synchronicity. The examination and focus of improvement was on the educational system and program delivery model to meet the needs of all teacher candidates, especially our future Alutiiq educators. Interview participants overwhelmingly felt it was important to "grow our own" Kodiak teachers who could (a) provide a role model, (b) have teachers who possessed and could share a high level of cultural understanding, (c) who could understand the local environment in which they worked, and (d) provide a way to strengthen the community in which they live. Based on a review of literature, interviews, and data from UAA, recommendations or considerations for changes are suggested for (a) the Kodiak College Education faculty, (b) Kodiak College, (c) the University of Alaska Anchorage, and (d) Kodiak Island Borough School District. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship UAF Provost’s Special Fellowship for dissertation completion en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject teachers en_US
dc.subject training en_US
dc.subject Kodiak en_US
dc.subject Alaska en_US
dc.subject Alaska Native college students en_US
dc.subject Pacific Gulf Yupik Eskimos en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject Kodiak College en_US
dc.title Qik'rtam Litnauwistai (island's teachers) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US phd en_US
dc.identifier.department Center for Cross-Cultural Studies en_US
dc.contributor.chair Leonard, Beth
dc.contributor.committee Renes, Susan
dc.contributor.committee Drabek, Alisha
dc.contributor.committee Montague, Caitlin

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