ERIC Number: ED040776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Cultural Education in the North and Its Implications for Personal Identify: The Canadian Case.
Sindell, Peter S.; Wintrob, Ronald M.
In examining the Eskimo and Indian populations of the Canadian North, the Arctic, and the Subarctic for relationships between education and personal identity, the authors (1) describe the ways in which social and cultural trends have affected education; (2) study the individual for ways in which prolonged exposure to formal education affects students' values, attitudes, aspiration, and self-esteem; and (3) describe implications drawn from their findings for educational policy for the Canadian North. Particular topics include governmental intervention, minority group status, cultural replacement, psychological effects, and identity conflict. Suggested changes are to increase the validation of the student's self-image and his self-esteem as an Indian or Eskimo and to increase the effective involvement of Indian and Eskimo adults in the formulation of educational policy for their children. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (BD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indians, Change Agents, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Educational Problems, Eskimos, Government Role, Minority Groups, Rural Areas, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Student Evaluation, Values
The Arctic Institute of North America, 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal 25, P.Q. Canada ($0.75)
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).
Note: Background paper for Conference on Cross-Cultural Education in the North (Montreal, Canada, August 1969)