HOW TO DEVELOP INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ EDUCATION? ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS OF SÁMI EDUCATION

TitleHOW TO DEVELOP INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ EDUCATION? ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS OF SÁMI EDUCATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKeskitalo, P, Määttä, K, Uusiautti, S
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume34
Start Page34-49
Date PublishedOctober/2011
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 966169
Keywordsindigenous people, primary school education, teacher education
Abstract

This research presents today's educational challenges of one indigenous people: the Sámi. The data was collected by school ethnography in Norway during 2001-2007 in six Sámi schools. In spite of the many centuries’ educational efforts, the Sámi have not managed to form their own school culture because the current school system has been imported in the Sámi areas by outsiders, namely western educators and missionary workers. Sámi education relates to a whole new dimension at a time when Norway is engaged in another Sámi primary school education reform, while in other countries inhabited by the Sámi people—Finland, Sweden, and Russia—the situation is much more challenging. In this study, results concerning the history-bound and practical problems of Sámi education are introduced. Based on the results, it will be discussed how teacher education should be developed and what issues should be paid attention to in order to develop Sámi education.

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