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Lead of the TN on Teacher Education visited the Yamal Peninsula in Russia

23.10.2017

The delegation of experts visited in the Yamal Peninsula in Russia in September, regarding the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group’s (SDWG) Arctic Children -project.

Lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity, Professor Tuija Turunen was in the delegation of experts that visited the Yamal Peninsula in Russia in September, regarding the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group’s (SDWG) Arctic Children -project. 

The drafting of teaching materials in the sphere of pre-school education for Indigenous children, in order to smooth the transition of pre-school children to elementary school, is one of the core aims.

The Yamal Peninsula locates in the northwest Siberia, Russia. The delegation stayed 16-19 of September in Novy Urengoy, where their daily program included visits to the surrounding schools and indigenous Nenets people in Tarko-Sale and Kharampur, which is a village between Krasnoselkup and Tarko-Sale.

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The Yamal Peninsula, northwest Siberia, Russia.