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ERIC Number: EJ868430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Literacy Lives Here: Using Video and Dialogue to Promote and Celebrate Adult and Literacy Education in the Canadian Western Arctic
Robinson, Suzanne
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n124 p15-23 Win 2009
The Canadian North, one of the most isolated parts of the world, has been subject to increased scrutiny as a source of untapped oil and gas, a global warming harbinger and casualty, and a center of international sovereignty debate. What is often forgotten is that in addition to a resource bed and a border, the Arctic is first a homeland--a homeland to nations of peoples of whom much has been asked and to whom not much has been given, especially in terms of education and literacy for Aboriginal Northerners. This chapter explores the use of video as a tool to dialogue with Northerners in order to better understand their perspectives on education and literacy. The themes arising from the research provide direction for improving communication, teaching, and research in the North or anywhere else that educational inequality exists. For this chapter, "Northerner" refers to a resident of the Northwest Territories (NWT), half of whom are Aboriginal or indigenous Canadians. "Southern" refers to Southern Canada, below the sixtieth parallel.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada