Date of Award


Document Type

Non Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education




Early Childhood Education

Capstone Instructor

Jackie Mosqueda

Second Reader

Barbara Schoenbeck


early childhood education, Native Alaskans, culturally responsive teaching practices


This project presents a handbook for Early Childhood Educators who work with Alaska Native children and families in their programs and classrooms. The focus of this handbook is to give early childhood educators information about how to support social and emotional development in Alaska Native children in their classrooms. It has been found that when children feel good about themselves they will be more successful in school. Many native children in the schools are "invisible" and research suggests that implementing culturally responsive practices and curriculum supports their social and emotional development. Included in the handbook is information on Alaska Native culture, values, learning style, ideas for classroom practices, ways to set up the learning environment, and ways to include Alaska Native families and Elders in the classroom. The handbook is based on research on culturally responsive teaching practices and social and emotional development.


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