Research study 2: learners and learning in middle-years classrooms in Nunavut

Lewthwaite, Brian, McMillan, Barbara, and Renaud, Robert (2011) Research study 2: learners and learning in middle-years classrooms in Nunavut. In: Lewthwaite, Brian, (ed.) University of Manitoba Centre for Research in Youth, Science Teaching and Learning: applications and utility of Urie Bronfenbrenner's Bio-ecological Theory. Manitoba Education Research Network (MERN) Monograph Series (4). University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, pp. 20-30.

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[Extract] The establishment of the territory of Nunavut in 1999 emanated from a deep-rooted and overwhelming call through years of lobbying by the Inuit of northern Canada to move towards self-governance in all aspects of Inuit society. In no context was there greater resonance of voice for self-determination than in the domain of education. Through the establishment of Nunavut, Inuit in policy gained self-rule and control over their own institutions including schools. Since 1999, Nunavut has moved towards the establishment of an Education Act (Government of Nunavut, 2008) thatsets the course for future developments in education across Nunavut. As the past-Minister of Education, Ed Picco, purported in legitimizing the length of time it had taken to come to a collectively accepted document, "Nunavummiut want a made-in-Nunavut Education Act that reflects Inuit values and culture. We want to ensure [it provides the foundation for] the best quality of education for our children" (Picco, 2006).

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