ERIC Number: ED092272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Education in the North: Selected Papers of the International Conference on Cross-Cultural Education in the Circumpolar Nations and Related Articles (1st, Montreal, August 18-21, 1969).
Darnell, Frank, Ed.
The indigenous people of the North face many complex problems as they learn to cope with an invasion of culturally alien and numerically dominant groups from other areas. Their educational systems have theoretically been organized on principles of democracy and responsiveness to local community needs, but it has become obvious that existing programs are designed to accommodate the language, culture, economic system, and interest of the dominant group from the South. During the mid-1960's, a group of Alaskans and Canadians investigated the conditions affecting educational programs in each of the circumpolar nations with a view to suggesting alternative educational schemes. As a result, in 1969 a conference was held in Canada under the joint sponsorship of the Arctic Institute of North America and the University of Alaska. The conference was organized around 4 basic areas and their relationship to education in the North: (1) economics; (2) administration; (3) pedagogy; and (4) culture. This book is organized along similar lines, but with modifications that update some elements of the subject. Conference participants came from the 7 circumpolar nations of Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Finland, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden, and the United States (Alaska). Part 5 of the report covers UNESCO experiences in cross-cultural education. The appendix lists conference participants. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, American Indians, Conference Reports, Cross Cultural Studies, Economic Progress, Educational Development, Eskimos, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), History, Indigenous Personnel, Land Use, Native Speakers, Natural Resources, Nomads, Nontraditional Education, Rural Areas, Western Civilization
Center for Northern Educational Research, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 ($5.95)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arctic Inst. of North America, Montreal (Quebec).