Wednesday, 9 June 2010

New Book: Inuit Education & Schools in the Eastern Arctic by Heather E. McGrego

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Date: 9 June 2010 09:38
Subject: New Publication: Inuit Education and Schools in the Eastern Arctic

From: Kerry Kilmartin []

Dear NRN Community,


UBC Press has just released a book that we believe would be of interest to your community:


Inuit Education and Schools in the Eastern Arctic

Heather E. McGregor


I have attached a word document that sets out the title and description. I have included some online order information at the bottom of the document, including a discount to your community.







Kerry Kilmartin

Exhibits, Reviews and Awards Manager

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New Publication: Inuit Education and Schools in the Eastern Arctic by Heather E. McGregor (UBC Press, May 2010) 

Since the mid-twentieth century, sustained contact between Inuit and newcomers has led to profound changes in education in the Eastern Arctic, including the experience of colonization and progress toward the re-establishment of traditional education in schools. The hopeful milestone of the establishment of Nunavut Territory in 1999 was followed by the 2006 Berger Report, which drew attention to problems remaining in the territory's education system.  
As the first history of educational policy, practice, and decision-making in the Eastern Arctic, this book provides the context needed to understand current challenges and successes in Inuit education. A description of education before colonization serves as the foundation to assess developments in three subsequent periods: the colonial (1945-70), the territorial (1971-81), and the local (1982-99). Heather McGregor asks, who initiated and controlled change during these periods? When and how were Inuit culture, language, and traditions established in schools? She concludes that education has been and is most successful when Inuit involvement and local control support a system that reflects Inuit culture and Inuit visions for the future.  
This groundbreaking study reveals that education was used not only to assimilate Inuit but also to reflect and reinforce Inuit culture and traditions. Its focus on the themes of cultural negotiation, policy making, and the role of tradition will be welcomed by educators and researchers in Inuit and First Nations communities across the North and anyone interested in the history of education in Canada.

Heather E. McGregor is a researcher who currently works for the public service in Nunavut.

Release Date: May 1, 2010 | $85.00 Hardcover | ISBN: 9780774817448    

Release Date: Jan 1,2010 |$32.95 Paperback | ISBN 9780774817455

Order online at and quote code 7448-50 to receive a 50% discount off hardcover

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