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New book on Sámi Educational History

19.9.2019 8:48

"Sámi Educational History in a Comparative International Perspective" establishes an overview of Sámi education in an historical and internationally comparative perspective and examines indigenous educational history around the world, ranging from Asia to Oceania to Sápmi and the Americas.

New book provides a comprehensive overview of Sámi education in a historical and internationally comparative perspective. Despite the cross-national character of the Sámi population, academic literature on Sámi education has so far been published within the different nation states in the Sámi area, and rarely in English. Exploring indigenous educational history around the world, this collection spans from Asia to Oceania to Sápmi and the Americas. The chapters frame Sámi school history within an international context of indigenous and minority education. In doing so, two narrative threads are established: both traditional history of education, and perspectives on the decolonisation of education. This pioneering book will appeal to students and scholars of Sámi education, as well as indigenous education around the world.

Editors: Otso Kortekangas teaches Sámi history at Stockholm University, Sweden. He is also Researcher at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Pigga Keskitalo is Associate Professor at Sámi University of Applied Sciences, Norway and Title of Docent at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is also a part-time University Researcher at the University of Lapland, Finland. Jukka Nyyssönen is Researcher at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. Andrej Kotljarchuk is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University, Sweden. Merja Paksuniemi is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Finland. David Sjögren is Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies at the Department of Education, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Authors: Professor Daniel Lindmark (Umeå University), Researcher Ritva Kylli (University of Oulu), Researcher Jukka Nyyssönen, Senior Researcher Andrej Kotljarchuk, researcher Lukas Allemann (University of Lapland, Arctic Centre), Researcher Ekaterina Zmyvalova, Hanna Outakoski (Umeå University), professor Torjer A. Olsen (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway), Inker-Anni Linkola-Aikio, Senior Lecturer Merja Paksuniemi (University of Lapland), Associate Professor Pigga Keskitalo (University of Lapland), Marikaisa Laiti (University of Lapland), Yoko Tanabe (University College London), researcher Madoka Hammine (University of Lapland), Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen (University of Helsinki), researcher Francisco Apurina (University of Helsinki), professor Lea Kantonen (University of the Arts Helsinki), Mere Kepa, Elizabeth Jackson-Barrett, Libby Lee Hammond and Otso Kortekangas (Stockholm University)

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