Alaska - Content Standards: Other

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Alaska updated the Cultural Standards in 1998.


The cultural standards included here serve as a complement to the content standards. The content standards stipulate what students should know and be able to do; the cultural standards provide guidance on how to engage students in learning through the local culture. It is intended that all forms of knowledge, ways of knowing and world views be recognized as equally valid, adaptable and complementary to one another in mutually beneficial ways. The cultural standards are not intended to be inclusive, exclusive or conclusive, and thus should be reviewed and adapted to fit local needs. They are available to schools as a tool to use when building up the rich and varied cultural traditions practiced throughout Alaska.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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