University of Alaska Fairbanks


Cross-Cultural Studies, Center for

Established in 1971, the center is a research and development unit administered by the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts. It promotes programs that concentrate on the needs of Alaska's multicultural society, with particular regard to the educational needs and the development of the state's human resources.

Objectives of the center are to design and conduct basic and applied research projects and programs; develop, conduct and evaluate alternative educational approaches for Alaska schools; and disseminate findings on current Alaska research in education, human services and behavioral sciences, and rural development. Resulting research might provide technical assistance to school districts, social and family service agencies, Native corporations, local governments, community colleges and university learning centers in rural Alaska; leadership for the improvement of the training and professional development of rural as well as urban Alaskans; and provide a forum for the development of cross-cultural education programs.