Native Education as Cultural Brokerage: Learning in an Inuit Community

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, language, education, cultural relevance, Inuit

Principal Investigator: Stairs, Arlene (4)
Licence Number: 10156
Organization: Queen's University; Universite Laval; McGill University;
Licensed Year(s): 1992 1991 1990 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Louis-Jacques Dorais; George Wenzel;

Objective(s): To understand the creative new learning models evolving in Inuit culture;

Project Description: The study concerns processes of learning in an Inuit community today. It will focus on various learning settings (e.g. land, settlement, school) and groups of learners (e.g. adults learning new skills, school students). Special attention will be given to two features of the ongoing cultural brokerage between Inuit and western models of learning -- native educator roles and bridging language forms.