Cultural Context of Teaching: the native educator role

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, teachers, educational development

Principal Investigator: Stairs, Arlene (4)
Licence Number: 8110
Organization: McGill University
Licensed Year(s): 1992 1991 1990 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1988
Project Team: Carol Horn; Peesee Pitseolak; and Kathleen Okpik

Objective(s): to describe the new role of "native educator", based on the experiences of northern native people now working professionally within the educational establishment; to make this information available for professional training of native educators; and, to evaluate the effects of such cultural awareness applications for both native and non-native teacher education programs

Project Description: Kathleen Okpik (Pangnirtung) and Peesee Pitseolak (Lake Harbour) will be interviewing other native educators. They will ask questions like: How did you become a teacher? Why do you like to teach? How did your training help you to become a teacher? What did training not teach you? What role should Inuktitut have in school programs? The answers to these and other questions should improve education and teacher training.