Science education in the Yukon: signalling a time of change for Canada

Lewthwaite, Brian, Tippett, Christine, and Milford, Todd (2019) Science education in the Yukon: signalling a time of change for Canada. In: Tippett, Christine, and Milford, Todd, (eds.) Science Education in Canada: consistencies, commonalities, and distinctions. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 245-264.

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Abstract

The Yukon is the most westerly of Canada's 3 territories, located north of British Columbia and bordering Alaska in the United States. The territory is sparsely populated with the majority of its population residing in the capital city of Whitehorse. The remainder of the population is distributed across 14 communities, most of which are represented by a different language-based and, more recently, politically defined self-governing First Nation. These geo-graphic, demographic, and political elements have historically impacted edu-cation in the Yukon, both negatively and positively. The continuing implica-tions of these influences on science education in the Yukon are important considerations addressed in this chapter.

Item ID: 56019
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-030-06190-6
Keywords: Science education; Science curriculum; Science teacher education; Experiential education; Yukon Territory; Gold rush
Copyright Information: © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 22:33
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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