Migration, Minorities, and Learning: Understanding Cultural and Social Differences in Education

  • M. Lynn Aylward


Drawing upon my study of Nunavut educators’ constructions of the role of Inuit (Indigenous) languages and cultures within Nunavut schooling, I propose that there exists a distinct Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) Conversation. A discourse analysis of a sample of Inuit and non-Inuit teachers and curriculum authors’ dialogue about the role of Inuit language and culture in Nunavut education establishes the components of the IQ Conversation. Embedded within the Conversation are theorizations that contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of cultural and social difference for minoritized populations of Indigenous communities.


Minority Language Immigrant Student Social Difference Russian Speaker Minority Parent 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationAcadia UniversityWolfvilleCanada

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