Reflections of Alternate Education for Inuit Adult Education


  • Kurt Donald Government of Nunavut - Kivalliq School Operations


Keywords: alternate education, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, First Peoples Principles, Nunavut, Canada


Interest in alternative adult education among Inuit people in Canada is increasing. Adult alternative education targets those who have already dropped out of school. Adult alternative schooling for Inuit encompasses a different education system that does not follow traditional learning methods. The education system has introduced learning strategies that aim to increase the benefits while limiting the negative impacts on adults. Some of the structural modifications that take place in adult alternative learning for Inuit include individualized teaching, which is impacted by the small student-teacher ratio, positive teacher-student (adult) interactions, flexibility in scheduling, and structuring education around the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) principles. Such features enable adult alternative schooling to provide many benefits to this type of learning environment.






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