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In education, reading and writing skills are important for children to learn. Students in Nunavut are required to be bilingual and must be fluent in both English and Inuktitut in order to graduate from high school. The purpose of this research project is to explore the idea of how music can improve ...
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This paper shares aspects of the life story of my grandmother Rachel Amarualik who lived in the Igloolik area of Nunavut Canada from May 9, 1930 until August 24, 2001. She was known as Amarualik and that is the primary name that is used throughout the paper. Amarualik was born on the land called Nau...
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The research study investigates local Inuit women in business in Iqaluit, Nunavut to explore their uses of traditional knowledge in their private business practice. Data about what Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles were applied in the private sector were collected through semi-structured interviews...
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This paper explores the impact of non-formal, community-based cultural programs with embedded literacy on Inuit participants’ confidence. The Miqqut Project is analyzed as a case study, which took place in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. All participants and Elder instructors were Inuit women. Success fact...
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Inuit need to know and understand about colonization before they can begin decolonizing. How can anyone begin decolonizing when they do not know what they are decolonizing from? You have to name and recognize the impact of colonization in order to start the process of decolonization. This paper addr...
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This reflection on the loss of sophisticated Inuit oral language is written from my personal experiences while becoming a bilingual Inuk and then making a career as a Nunavut educator. I worked as an Inuktitut teacher, teaching Inuktitut language arts from Kindergarten to the college level (Nunavut ...
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The bilingual education system is a requirement under the current Education Act (Government of Nunavut, Department of Education, 2008) and is supported by many Nunavummiut. Finding effective ways to teach both Inuktitut and English languages needs to be explored and documented. This small research s...
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This study investigates the opinions of Nunavut Arctic College students on the delivery of Inuit language courses. After the advent of the Inuit Language Protection Act and the Official Languages Act, we explore if the only post-secondary institution in Nunavut has enough Inuktitut courses for stude...
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The present ecological crisis reflects a crisis in human consciousness, especially in the western world, where our relationship with the earth and cosmos has been largely shaped and influenced by the stories we have been told in our culture. The old stories, as manifested in the myths and world view...
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Cette étude qualitative comporte deux objectifs: 1) examiner les raisons qui motivent le choix d’un établissement postsecondaire chez sept finissants d’une école de langue française dans la région Évangéline à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard; et 2) explorer l’expérience vécue par ces jeu...
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This case study investigates the correlation between international experiential learning and the development of global citizenship characteristics through understanding the lived experiences of 10 University of Prince Edward Island students who took part in two different forms of international exper...
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This MEd thesis is the first to explore PEI schooling experiences from the perspectives of Generation Queer (Wells, 2012). Deploying various tools of Foucault (1983), I suggest research participants – two out youth and their mothers - demonstrated "practices of freedom" to challenge the pedagogica...
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This mixed-methods, qualitative study provided a snapshot of how Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and early learning programs attend to the assessment of young children. While ECEs primarily use observation to assess children’s development and learning, specific assessment tools, which monitor and...
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The purpose of this study was to explore what healthy living means to adult women living in a rural area of a Canadian province. This study examined the benefits and barriers identified by the participants in relationship to healthy lifestyles, as well as the facilitators they recognized in relation...
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While men make up less than 10% of the primary school teaching positions in Prince Edward Island, researchers are at odds as to the importance of increasing this male presence within primary settings. What is clear is that the experiences of male primary teachers are altogether unexplored in Prince ...
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Current school culture places excessive emphasis on children reaching a minimum standard impairing their ability to reach their greatest potential. Students need to be challenged individually in authentic learning opportunities so that they can be supported to thrive as individuals. Teaching philoso...
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This paper explores the phenomenon of spontaneous vocalisations in the self-chosen, unstructured outdoor play of children aged 3–12. Spontaneous vocalisations encompass the whole range of children's unprompted, natural, expressive vocal soundings beyond spoken language. Non-participant observation...
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In the mid-twentieth century, the forced relocation of Inuit from small hunting and fishing camps to larger, more central settlements shattered the longstanding ways of knowing and being that had defined relationships between people and their environment (Qikiqtani Truth Commission, 2010; Nunavut Tu...
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Inuktitut remains one of the strongest Aboriginal languages in Canada, a status reinforced by legislation and policy of the Government of Nunavut. Nevertheless, its long-term viability is not without challenges. To understand how they have remained strong in Arviat, a small Inuit community on the we...
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This paper addresses the use of participatory videography as a way of knowing and bearing witness to the complexity of young lives in educational research. We outline the principles for engaging young people in participatory videography. Working in the framework of humanities-infused praxis with, fo...