UArctic TN Teacher Education and UNITWIN/UNESCO Network on Teacher Education are jointly organising an event on Arctic Science Summit Week on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Arkhangelsk, Russia. The event consist of a panel discussion and a book launch.
The event is titled Including the North: Indigenous Languages and Inclusion Policies in Education, and it's included in the Indigenous Peoples day of the ASSW program. You can find more information on the program and ASSW registration on ASSW website. Participating the side event is free of charge, and the event is open for everyone.
The event starts with launching a book “Including the North: a Comparative Study of the Policies on Inclusion and Equity in the Circumpolar North”, which was created collaboratively as a part of Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Groups project ‘Teacher Education for Diversity and Equality in the Arctic’.
The book is first endeavour on shared research of UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity. It explores inclusive policies in nine countries across the Arctic and beyond, including a chapter from a Sami perspective. The book discusses a wide range of inclusive policies and highlights similarities and differences between the countries. As it provides a comprehensive overview, in this sense, it is a unique piece of work.
Year 2019 is to celebrate indigenous languages, as UN is organising 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. Education can have a vital role in promoting and help sustaining Indigenous and Arctic cultures, endorsing local lifestyles that enhance psycho-social wellbeing and contributing to the vitality of local communities.
Panel discussion is focusing on the theme “Including the North: Indigenous Languages and Inclusion Policies in Education”. The discussion goes deeper into the theme by highlighting the inclusive policies and indigenous perspectives in education. The speakers of the panel will be confirmed later.