What it is

Indigenous & Arctic education

  • Equity and access in K-12 and postsecondary education
  • Youth perceptions and identity in the Arctic
  • Formal and non-institutional education for sustainable development
  • Comparative circumpolar education policy

Lead researcher

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Diane Hirshberg Professor of Education Policy
Work Phone: 907-786-5413

Current projects

  • Arctic Youth-Sustainable Futures – The “Arctic Youth and Sustainable Futures” project aims fill an identified gap in knowledge on the lives, ambitions, needs of and challenges faced by youth – indigenous and non-indigenous – across the circumpolar north.
  • Evaluation of the ESEA Title VI Indian Education LEA Grants Program (headed by SRI International) – The Title VI Indian Education Local Education Agency (LEA) Grants Program seeks to improve outcomes for AI/AN children by bridging the gap between LEAs and Indigenous communities. It funds culturally appropriate services that can help AI/AN students meet challenging state standards, and it requires educators to collaborate with parents and tribes to shape these services. This project aims to provide a picture of the nationwide operations of the local grants program.
  • Evaluation of the ICC-Alaska project “Implementing the Alaska Inuit Education Improvement Strategy” – The Inuit Circumpolar Council – Alaska (ICC-AK) is implementing the Alaskan Inuit Education Improvement Strategy (2015), supported by a three-year U.S. Department of Education Alaska Native Education (ANE) grant. CAEPR serves as external evaluator for this project.

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