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Sámi Education

Pigga Keskitalo, Kaarina Määttä and Satu Uusiautti

This book is a pioneering work. It discusses special characteristics of the education of Sámi people, an indigenous people living in Northern Europe. The book provides a comprehensive study of indigenous school research and special features of Sámi education including problems and opportunities that teachers and pupils confront daily. The purpose of this book is to support the realization of indigenous peoples’ education based on their own cultural premises. New, reformative pedagogical models and culturally sensitive teaching arrangements that could enhance Sámi education are the focus of the book. It is aimed at everyone who is interested in indigenous peoples’ educational conditions and is based on the authors’ research cooperation in the field of Sámi education.

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Design: © Olaf Gloeckler, Atelier Platen, Friedberg Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Keskitalo, Pigga, 1972- Sámi education / Pigga Keskitalo, Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti. pages cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-3-631-62597-2 1. Sami (European people)—Education. 2. Sami (European people)—Social conditions. 3. Sami (European people)—Re- search. 4. Education, Bilingual—Europe, Northern—Research. 5. Sami language—Study and teaching. I. Title. DL42.L36K47 2013 371.829'9457—dc23 2013014986 ISBN 978-3-631-62597-2 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-01975-9 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-01975-9 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2013 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. Peter Lang – Frankfurt am Main · Bern · Bruxelles · New York · Oxford · Warszawa · Wien All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems. www.peterlang.de

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