Congressional Edition Volume 5749

Congressional Edition Volume 5749

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...inside and outside the schoolroom. It gives me especial pleasure to state that at the time this report is written (December, 1909) the work of reorganization and extension of the Alaska school service and the Alaska reindeer service, which you directed me to undertake upon May 1, 1907, is practically completed. My two previous reports were devoted largely to a discussion of the aims and principles that should guide the administration of these services and to recommendations of measures that would assist in making them effective. The fiscal year 1909 was the first year in which these principles were put into operation over all Alaska. It seems appropriate, therefore, that as a complement to the previous reports, this report should contain considerable matter dealing directly with the achievements in the field. By reason of the fact that the results of the work of extension can not be adequately shown without taking into account the plans of work for the fiscal year 1910, it will be necessary to make slight references to some subjects which would ordinarily be postponed for consideration to the next annual report. The education of the natives of Alaska is conceived as meaning their advancement in civilization. Superintendents, teachers, physicians, and teachers of sanitation and hygiene (three of whom are now under appointment) are instructed to regard themselves as social workers and to lay hold on every possible opportunity of assisting the development of the natives. In the organization of the work, four main objects have been defined: (1) The development of the native industries and of the industries of the civilization to which the natives are adapted; (2) improvement of the domestic arts; (3) sanitary conditions in the native villages and more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493605
  • 9781236493606