Current Issues of Quality in Saami Language Education

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Abstract

This article touches upon key issues of equity and social justice in Sámi education in Finland, taking into account various perspectives on quality in Indigenous education and its desired outcomes as seen by authorities, teachers, parents, pupils and elders (N=10). A content analysis of these perspectives and practices seeks to define the main features of successful teaching and identify the developmental issues that arise in diverse settings. Furthermore, as a case study, video recordings and teacher-simulated recall are analysed in the context of Sámi language education outside the Sámi Homeland are to describe daily practices in Sámi education. This case study is part of international UNESCO research about improving the lives of Indigenous youth worldwide.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMorning Watch
Publication statusSubmitted - 2021
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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