ERIC Number: ED039986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Eskimos of Canada as a Minority Group: Social and Cultural Perspectives.
Vallee, Frank G.
Problems in education of the younger generation as opposed to the adult generation in the Canadian Arctic were considered in both social and cultural perspectives. Cross-cultural effects were seen to be of substantial influence in the development of problems. Relatively simple, isolated community structures prevailed in early northern Canada but, in recent years, a process of urbanization has eliminated many of the smaller communities. Technology and the influx of non-indigents have also affected the region. An awareness of these factors, plus the uniqueness of the Canadian Eskimo culture and characteristics, was seen as essential to understanding this minority group. (BD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Change Agents, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors, Education, Eskimos, Ethnic Studies, History, Minority Groups, Social Environment
The Arctic Institute of North America, 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal 25, P.Q. Canada ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks.; Arctic Inst. of North America, Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers: Arctic; Canada
Note: Background paper for Conference on Cross-Cultural Education in the North (Montreal, Canada, August 1969)