ERIC Number: EJ964924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
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How Do the Sami Culture and School Culture Converge--Or Do They?
Keskitalo, Pigga; Maatta, Kaarina
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v40 p112-119 Jan 2011
This article dissects instruction in the Norwegian Sami School and its cultural sensitivity. The focus is on the classroom culture of Sami education: how Sami education is arranged in practice. The core of the research is intertwined with issues concerning the status, language, and culture of Indigenous people in education. The research was ethnographic and the research data consists of questionnaires (N = 108), teachers' (N = 15) interviews, and the researcher's field diaries. The research showed that the Sami culture and school culture do not meet: the western school culture dominates teaching at the Sami School and socialises the Sami School into mainstream society. The Sami people's conception of time, place, and information should be emphasised in the teaching arrangements.
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, School Culture, Socialization, Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant Education, Ethnography, Questionnaires, Interviews, Diaries, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Norway