Pre-K Through 3rd Grade Literacy Programs in Alaska: A Preliminary Review and Selected Resources on Indigenous Children’s Literacy Development
In 2004, the Alaska Native Policy Center at First Alaskans Institute developed a research project to identify Pre-K through 3rd Grade literacy programs operating throughout Alaska. Literacy Programs were surveyed and eleven characteristics of literacy programs were described by respondents including:
number of children served
types of literacy programs and activities
reasons for operating literacy programs
sources of funding
sustainability of funding
longevity of programs
use of evaluation measured
needs or gaps in programs
This report also identifies professional literature and successful models for literacy development among indigenous populations in the United States, Canada and New Zealand and focuses on the age group Pre-K through 3rd Grade.
Thank you to the Alaska Literacy Report Project Team for advising on the overall project and working with staff to present research findings: Ricardo Lopez, Rasmuson Foundation, Paul Prussing, Alaska Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Sue Sherif, Alaska State Library, Ira Perman, Alaska Humanities Forum, and Lolly Carpluk, Future Teachers of Alaska.
Alaska Literacy Report
Pre-K through 3rd Grade Literacy Programs in Alaska: A Preliminary Review and Selected Resources on Indigenous Children’s Literacy Development.