A Study of the Effect of Education on the Inuit Family Within the Community of Hall Beach, N.W.T.

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, education, Inuit, family, modernization impacts, television

Principal Investigator: Hergovich, Eva (1)
Licence Number: 11118
Organization: Department of Education, Brock University
Licensed Year(s): 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To evaluate the effect of education as provided by the classroom teacher and the television media on family life of Inuit living in the hamlet of Hall Beach; to investigate if emphasis on Inuit culture in early schooling and television programming strengthened family relationships;

Project Description: The Researcher working with the classroom teacher will present two questionnaires to all Grade 7, 8 and 9 students at Atanaarjuat School. The questionnaires will investigate changes in family attitudes which might be attibutable to education and the television media. The first questionnaire will deal with family relationships and the classroom, the second with the influence of television on family life.