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“There’s No Book and There’s No Guide”: The Expressed Needs of Qallunaat Educators in Nunavutp

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Author(s): Paul Berger | Junita Ross Epp

Journal: Brock Education : a Journal of Educational Research and Practice
ISSN 1183-1189

Volume: 16;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2007;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Non-Inuit educators in five communities in Nunavut expressed frustration with: a) the lack of culturally relevant curriculum and resources, b) the unsuitability of the materials for students whose first language is Inuktitut, and c) their own lack of preparation for culturally appropriate teaching of Inuit students. Although these are symptomatic of larger problems, the creation of culturally relevant, ESL-sensitive curriculum and resources, an orientation to Inuit culture and teaching in Nunavut, and increased inservicing would help non-Inuit teachers teach Inuit students.

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