The Sami people is an indigenous people living in the northern areas of Norway, Sweden and Finland and the Kola peninsula in Russia. Throughout history, several states have sought to control the natural resources and the people of Sápmi or Samiland, and the borders across Sápmi have been altered several times. The four countries in which the Samis live today have all included the Samis into their national education system. The Samis had to, and still have to, fight for an education which is built on their own language and culture and which provides knowledge which is relevant to them. Therefore, an analysis of adult education for Samis will not so much be an analysis of a Sami education but rather an analysis of four educational systems, their impact on the Sami people and the extent to which the Samis have managed to achieve some adaptation of these systems to their needs.
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- Author/Editor: Lund, Svein; King, Linda
Adult education and indigenous peoples in Norway
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