Lunchtime Talk: Reforming Education in Greenland: Recognizing the Culture and Identity of Greenlandic Children

Please join us for informal presentations at UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research. It’s a way for ISER researchers and others from the public and private sectors to talk about topics of interest.

 ISER Lunchtime Talks

Reforming Education in Greenland: Recognizing the Culture and Identity of Greenlandic Children

Aviâja Egede Lynge • Inerisaavik, University of Greenland • Visiting Scholar • MSc, Social Anthropology

ISER and the new Center for Alaska Education Policy Research invite you to join us for a talk by Aviâja Egede Lynge, a visiting scholar from Greenland, on education reform in that country. She is an Inuk from Greenland who has worked with school reform there for five years and also teaches educational anthropology.

Greenland is a former colony of Denmark, and used the Danish school system for 250 years. But in 2002, Greenland passed the first law requiring the education system to take into account the culture and identity of Greenlandic children. Ms. Lynge will talk about efforts to put the 2002 law into practice, focusing on results and experiences of public school teachers. Her visit to Alaska is supported by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS).

When: Friday, October 14, 12 to 1

Where: Conference Room, Fifth Floor, Diplomacy Building

The Diplomacy Building is at 4500 Diplomacy Drive, at the corner of Tudor Road and Tudor Centre Drive in Anchorage. FREE PARKING. Call 786-7710 if you need directions.

 

The PowerPoint file is now available for download.

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