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ERIC Number: EJ768610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
Practices against Culture that "Work" in Nunavut Schools: Problematizing Two Common Practices
Berger, Paul; Epp, Juanita Ross
McGill Journal of Education, v41 n1 p9-27 Win 2006
Practices exist in Nunavut schools that were reported by "Qallunaat" (non-Inuit) teachers in Berger's (2001) study to "work," but that seem to be against historical Inuit culture. In this paper we discuss dangers in using such practices in schools that already erode Inuit culture, and also reasons to consider their use, then investigate strict discipline codes, and the use of praise and rewards. We recommend true Inuit control for good decisions about whether to adopt these practices. (Contains 7 notes.)
McGill Journal of Education. McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2, Canada. Tel: 514-398-4246; Fax: 514-398-4529; NOTE: As of the winter issue for 2007 (v.42, n1), this journal will only be available online. Web site: http://mje.mcgill.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada