Inuit Education and Schools in the Eastern Arctic

UBC PressSKU: 9780774817455

Author:
McGregor, Heather E.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Arctic, Inuit
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
220
Publisher:
UBC Press

Price:
Sale price$46.15
Stock:
In stock

Description

Inuit Education and Schools in the Eastern Arctic is the first history of education in the Eastern Arctic. This groundbreaking study by Heather McGregor provides the historical context needed to understand the educational challenges faced in Nunavut. With an emphasis on cultural negotiation, policy making, and the role of tradition, Heather McGregor assesses developments in the history of education in four periods | the traditional, the colonial (1945-70), the territorial (1971-81), and the local (1982-99). She concludes that education is most successful when Inuit involvement and local control support a system that reflects Inuit culture and Inuit visions for the future. This groundbreaking study reveals that education was used not only to assimilate Inuit but also to reflect and reinforce Inuit culture and traditions. Its focus on the themes of cultural negotiation, policy making, and the role of tradition will be welcomed by educators, administrators, and researchers in Inuit and First Nations communities across the North and anyone interested in the history of education in Canada.

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