ERIC Number: ED035502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of a Symposium on the Educational Process and Social Change in a Specialized Environmental Milieu.
Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Boreal Inst.
Four papers examine theoretical and practical aspects of educational problems found in the northern regions of the world, the two major problems being that vast distances separate the small communities and that there are great differences between living patterns of native inhabitants and those patterns demanded by modern society. "The Role and Impact of the Educational Program in the Process of Change in Canadian Eskimo Communities" describes some basic changes in Canadian Eskimo social patterns. "The Influence of the School on Acculturation with Special Reference to Greenland" considers 4 aspects of the school system in dealing with acculturation significance of socialization of children. "Educational Process and Social Change in the Northern Environment" points out that recent findings in the behavioral sciences might be brought to bear on the educational process in northern regions. "Educational Potential of Northern Canadian Native Pupils" outlines a model of the nature and development of intellectual abilities, presents evidence of general intellectual potential and differential abilities of Eskimo and Indian-Metis pupils, and considers 6 psychological influences likely to affect development of various cognitive abilities in different cultures. (SW)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indians, Community Change, Conferences, Environmental Influences, Eskimos, Geographic Regions, Group Testing, Intelligence Tests, Psychoeducational Methods, Rural Education, Social Change, Social Isolation, Tables (Data)
The Book Store, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Boreal Inst.
Identifiers: Northern Nations
Note: Papers presented at the Alaskan Science Conference (19th, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, August 28-30, 1968)