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ERIC Number: EJ980067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Sami Education in Finland
Keskitalo, Pigga; Maatta, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu
Early Child Development and Care, v182 n3-4 p329-343 2012
The purpose of this article is, first, to describe Sami children's education and its status in the Finnish education system and, secondly, to contemplate its development in Finland. The core of the article is intertwined with issues concerning the status, language, and culture of indigenous peoples. According to the article, the western school dominates instruction and teaching and is spirally connected to the assimilation, power relations, and socialisation process that the Sami have experienced. The practical framework for Sami education (based on the earlier findings of the authors) which would direct teaching arrangements and comprehensive pedagogy drawn from the own premises of the Sami people is reviewed. The Sami world-view and Sami values and culture should occupy a central position in teaching, but also in the curriculum. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland