Educational Systems and Cultural Genocide

  • Stephen James Minton
Part of the Innovations and Controversies: Interrogating Educational Change book series (ICIE)


This chapter provides two extensive case studies that demonstrate the past culpabilities of education systems and educators in actions of cultural genocide. These are (i) the role of schools and school systems in the policy of the ‘Norwegianisation’ of the Sami people during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and, (ii) following on from the previous chapter, and thereby showing how cultural genocide can ‘complete the task’ begun in actions of physical genocide, the American Indian boarding school system.


Indigenous People Indian Child Residential School Reconciliation Commission Indian Affair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen James Minton
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  1. 1.Trinity College DublinIreland

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