We warmly welcome you to the local summit Teaching for Diversity and Inclusion in Arctic - the local context and global perspectives organized at the University of Tromsø, Norway, in cooperation with University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. The summit is open for teachers, teacher educators, local authorities, policy makers and researchers from Norway, Finland and Russia.
During the one-day summit, the participants will share their experiences and knowledge about the special characteristics of diversity and inclusion in teaching profession in the north. The north is characterized with long distances and teachers often do their work in very special contexts in small communities. In addition, the increasing numbers of migrating families effect on day-to-day activities and needs for support in northern schools. The good practices of the teaching profession in the north will be discussed, and ideas and experiences exchanged and developed. These ideas will boost the preparation of a position statement of Arctic Pedagogy aiming to draw public attention to the special circumstances in education in the northern and arctic areas.
The Summit is part of the activities the Arctic Council's SDWG project Teacher Education for Diversity and Equality in the Arctic, co-led by Finland (coordinator), Norway, Canada and Russia. In addition, the summit is part of UNESCO UNITWIN network on teacher education activities.