Considering a Framework for Inuit Child Care

Considering a Framework for Inuit Child Care

Considering a Framework for Inuit Child Care

Considering a Framework for Inuit Child Cares

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Référence bibliographique [1101]

Rowan, Mary Caroline. 2009. «Considering a Framework for Inuit Child Care ». Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 32, no 2, p. 52-61.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs

Intentions :
« The Inuit Early Childhood Development Working Group comprises leaders in Inuit child care from the six northern regions where Inuit reside. This group has developed an ultimate goal of ‘100% healthy, happy and safe Inuit children and families’ (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, 2006, p. 3). [The author enumerates] [t]he key points of the vision [of this working group and explain that] [t]he challenge now is to take [this] information […] and integrate it into a useful and accessible early childhood curriculum framework to be developed with stakeholders in the community of Inukjuak. To do so, [she] examine[s] four areas of the curriculum framework: local base, many sources of knowledge, partnerships, and assessment. » (p. 54-55)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé

« In this article, I examine four key elements in an approach to early childhood curriculum development in the community of Inukjuak, Nunavik in Northern Quebec. These platforms include a community base with local control of funds and local direction of community projects. In the development of the Inukjuak curriculum, I suggest incorporating local knowledge, values, directions, and Inuit approaches to childrearing. It is relationship-based, drawing on many voices from the community including those of Elders, families, parents, educators, and children. Finally, the process is supported through an assessment cycle-one that starts with the creation of a shared vision and continues with regular check-ins to keep the project moving. » (p. 52)