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dc.creatorHarder, Dorothy Margiten_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-17T10:40:55Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:24:03Z
dc.date.available2009-04-14T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:24:03Z
dc.date.created2004en_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.submitted2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-01172008-104055en_US
dc.description.abstractThe research describes the experience of a southern white teacher who lived and worked in a remote community in Canada's Far North. The impact of physical relocation and culture shock are discussed, as well as problems encountered when conflicting views of education and life goals meet in a cross-cultural setting. The thesis explores some of the difficulties facing mainstream teachers of Indigenous students when issues of past colonialism and present injustices come into play. Inuit community literacies (visual, kinesic and oral traditions) are explored and contrasted with traditional definitions of literacy, which center on the paramount importance of the printed word. Power issues are discussed, including the role played by literacy education in maintaining control in the hands of the dominant culture. The research is qualitative and phenomenological in nature. The teaching experience is viewed through a critical lens, and attempts to better understand the writer's southern white middle-class background as it relates to differing worldviews. The author recounts the process of re-examining assumptions of her own culture, and describes her personal and professional journey of coming to grips with its impact on her teaching.en_US
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dc.subjectEducational priorities -- Cultural differencesen_US
dc.subjectEducational sociology -- Arctic regionsen_US
dc.subjectNon-Native teachers in Native schoolsen_US
dc.subjectCross-cultural teachingen_US
dc.subjectCultural sensitivity in teachingen_US
dc.subjectCross-cultural understandingen_US
dc.titleArctic sojourn : a teacher's reflectionsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentCurriculum Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education (M.Ed.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWason-Ellam, Lindaen_US


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