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ERIC Number: ED018291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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REPORT ON CANADIAN ARCTIC ESKIMOS--SOME CONSEQUENCES OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLING.
HOBART, CHARLES W.
THE SIR ALEXANDER MACKENZIE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL, AT INUVIK IN THE WESTERN CANADIAN ARCTIC, ACCOMODATED 300 PUPILS DURING THE 1963-64 SCHOOL YEAR. MOST OF THE YOUNGSTERS KNEW NO ENGLISH, HAD NEVER SLEPT ALONE, AND HAD NEVER SEEN RUNNING WATER AT THE TIME OF THEIR FIRST TRIP TO INUVIK. THESE YOUNGSTERS ARE FROM TWO DISTINCT GROUPS--THE KABLOONAMIUT AND THE NUNAMIUT. THE KABLOONAMIUT, OR "PEOPLE OF THE WHITES," INCLUDE THE "TOWN RESIDENTS" AND THOSE WHO LIVE AND WORK ON THE DEW SITES. THE NUNAMIUT, "PEOPLE OF THE LAND," ARE THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE REMOTE AREAS OF EASTERN AND WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE MACKENZIE DISTRICT. LITTLE DISORGANIZATION RESULTS FROM THE BOARDING SCHOOL EXPERIENCES OF THE KABLOONAMIUT YOUNGSTERS, EITHER FOR THE CHILDREN, THEIR PARENTS, OR FOR THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH THEY LIVE. THIS ADJUSTMENT PROBABLY OCCURS AS A RESULT OF THEIR GREATER EXPOSURE AT HOME TO WHITE MAGAZINES, MOVIES, AND OTHER MASS MEDIA. BUT THIS IS NOT TRUE OF THE NUNAMIUT CHILDREN. FOR MOST OF THEM THE SCHOOLING WHICH THEY RECEIVE TENDS TO BE DISORIENTING AND DISEDUCATIVE. AS A RESULT OF THEIR RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCES, THE NUNAMIUTS ARE MADE UNFIT TO LIVE IN THE LAND CAMPS WHICH ARE THEIR HOMES, IN TERMS OF ATTITUDES, MOTIVES, AND SKILLS. YET THEY ARE NOT ADEQUATELY PREPARED TO MAKE THE TRANSITION TO WAGE WORK IN TOWN. THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE "JOURNAL OF AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION," VOL. 7, NO. 2, JANUARY 1968, PP. 7-17. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.
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