Nunavik, Inuit-Controlled Education in Arctic Quebec


Author:
Vick-Westgate, Ann
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Arctic, Inuit
Book Type:
HC
Pages:
337
Publisher:
University of Calgary Press

Price:
Sale price$47.95

Description

Nunavik, Inuit-Controlled Education in Arctic Quebec documents the development of education from the arrival of the first traders and missionaries in the mid-nineteenth century through the creation of the Kativik School Board and the evaluation of its operations by the Nunavik Education Task Force in the 1990s. Nunavik takes a detailed look at the complex debate of the Inuit of Northern Quebec about the purposes, achievements, and failures of the public schools in their communities, the first Inuit-controlled school district in Canada. Participants in these debates included elders who were educated traditionally, their children with a few years of education in mission and government schools, their grandchildren who attended southern high schools or residential schools, and current students and recent graduates of the Kativik schools. Qallunaat (non-Inuit) were also participants, as residents of Nunavik communities, parents of Inuit children, teachers, administrators, and expert consultants. Illustrated with rich historical photographs (many in colour) and maps from the collections of the Avataq Cultural Institute and the Makivik Corporation, Nunavik provides a uniquely Inuit perspective on school change in Inuit communities.

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