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ERIC Number: ED040775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The Pedagogical Situation in Greenland.
Gunther, Bent
The history of Greenland's educational activities began in 1721 with the work of a missionary who encouraged the people to learn to read and write. A century later, higher education became available. In 1905, legislation was enacted that served as a milestone of progress for the growth of education. Separation from Denmark, which was leading Greenland in its programs, was a problem, particularly with respect to language differences. Reforms instigated in 1950 were designed to link the 2 countries more closely, and efforts were made to overcome the difficulties of having 2 languages. Problems today include population increase, a lack of Greenlandic-speaking teachers and tutors, and a lack of suitable textbooks. Also of major concern are administration of the growing educational system, curriculum design, vocational training needs, and an increased demand for higher education. Much progress can be cited, but there is much yet to be done. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (BD)
The Arctic Institute of North America, 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal 25, P.Q. Canada ($1.25)
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks.; Arctic Inst. of North America, Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers: Denmark; Greenland
Note: Background paper for Conference on Cross-Cultural Education in the North (Montreal, Canada, August 1969)