ED-5120 Reading List

Educational Leadership: Engaging Nunavut parent, elders, and community

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᓂᖅ: ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ, ᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ,

ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᒌᓂᒃ

Ilinniaqtuliqiyitkut Atan’nguyaunirmik: Ilaupkainiq Nunavunmi Angayuqqanik, Inirnikhaanik, imaalu Nunamingnik


Course Description

Nunavut Specific Articles

General Parent and Community Involvement Articles

Other Resources

This list of readings has been gathered and curated by Darlene Nuqingaq and Elisapee Karetek. We have attempted to provide links to content where available. Please note some citations are only available through the UPEI Robertson Library's collection. If you are not current student, staff or faculty, you may not have access to certain material. Please contact Kathy Snow (ksnow@upei.ca) or Keltie MacPhail (kmacphail@upei.ca) for inquiries.

Course Description

This course focuses on the development of collaborative relationships, positive communication, and empowerment of parents, elders, and community members to lead, support, and guide education in Nunavut. Participants discuss approaches that respond to and involve the community, and build accountability in ways that are transparent and reciprocal. The involvement of the extended community in the daily life and long-term vision of the school provides a central focus as participants reflect on, and write about, the process of creating collaborative learning communities with parents, caregivers, and elders based on cultural values, beliefs, and principles. 

ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᓗᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᐱᐅᔪᓂᒃ

ᑐᓴᐅᒪᔪᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᑖᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᓄᑦ, ᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᑦ

ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᐃᔪᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒃᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ.

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᔾᔨᔪᓂᒃ

ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᑦ, ᓴᓇᓗᑎᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᑦᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᒃ.

ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒥᑦ

ᐱᓕᕆᓪᓗᐊᑕᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕐᕕᔭᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓗᑎ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᓴᖅᑮᓂᕐᒥᑦ

ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᑯᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᑲᒪᔨᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ

ᑐᙵᓂᖃᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ, ᐅᒃᐱᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᕌᒐᖏᓐᓄᑦ.

Hamna ilihaqtakhat ihumagiplugit pivallianikhait havaqatgiingnikkut ilagiittiarnirmut,

uqaqatigiittiarnikkut, hulilukaalaqhuutaanut angayuqqaanut, Inirnikhat, nunallaani

inuit hivuliqhuivaktut, ikayuqtut uqautiyullu iliharnirmik avikturnirmii. Ilauyumayut

uqarniaqtun upautikharnik taima kiudjutigiyauniaqtun talvunga unalu ilauyukhanrik

nunalaangit, kiudjutikharmiklu taima tautuminaqtunik aadjikiiktumiklu. Tamna ilauniq

talvuuna hivutunirmik nunalaani ubluumaanganik inuuhimaarnikkut hivutunirmilu

tautugumayainik talvani iliharviit tunihimaaqtun qitqani ihumagiyauluaqtunik ilauyunik

tautugianganik talvuuna, unalu titiraqlutiklu uuminga, tamna hanaqidjutikharnik

aulatitiyaangat havaqatigiikharnik ayuiqhautikharnik nunalaani angayuqangit,

munaqhiyut, iningnikhangitlu aulahimayut talvuuna pitquhiliqinikkut atuinaqtainik,

upiriyainik, hivunikhangitlu.



Nunavut Specific Articles

Berger, P. (2007). Some thoughts on Qallunaat teacher caring in Nunavut. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 4(2).

Coalition of Nunavut District Education Authorities. (2012). An evaluation of the operating costs and responsibilities of District Education Authorities. Discussion Paper. (pp. 8-19). 

DeCouto, T.P. (2018-19).  Uncomfortable Inuk: Exploring Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. The Gordon Foundation & The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship.  

Erkloo, E. (2014). The Inuit way of living in harmony. Inuit Parenting. (pp. 75-94). Inhabit Media.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. (2014 - 2015). Inuit rites of passage parent-teacher tool kit.

Kusugak, N. (2019). Nunavut at 20: Then and now. Inuktiut. Issue 125. pp. 19-23.

N.W.T Education, Culture and Employment. (August1996) Inuuqatigiit Curriculum Guide.

Nunavut Department of Education. (2007). Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Foundation Document

Nunavut Department of Education. (2014). It starts at home: A family engagement resource for Nunavut schools.

Nunavut Department of Education. (2012). Positive Classroom Environment. Nunavut teachers K-6: Planning guide. pp. 4-6, 8, 13, 18-19, 62-63.

Owlijoot, P. (2008). Guidelines for working with Inuit Elders. Nunavut Arctic College. 

Qanatsiaq Anoee, N. (2015). Learning through Tunnganarniq. In F. Walton & D. O’Leary (Eds.), Sivumut: Towards the future together. (pp. 89-12). Toronto, ON: Women’s Press. Available from UPEI Robertson Library's Stacks location, Call number E99.E7 S59 2015

Simon, M. (2012, Spring). Walking our children to school. Inuktitut, Iss. 112, 60–69.

Tagalik, S. (2009–10). Inuit QaujimajatuqangIt: The role of IndIgenous knowledge in supporting wellness in Inuit communities in Nunavut. National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health. 

Ukutak, B. (?). Becoming part of the community. Unpublished paper.

Uluadluak, D. & Kalluak, M. (2003). Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Value Posters. NU Dept. of Education.

Walton, F. et al. (2014). Engaging parents and Inuit educational leaders in policy change in Nunavut. Northern Public Affairs. Special Issue.

General Parent and Community Involvement Articles

Berg, A.C., Melaville, A., Blank, M.J. (2006). Community and family engagement: Principals share what works. Coalition for Community Schools.

Constantini, L. (2013). Parent engagement: Building trust between families & schoolsEducation Canada, 53(2), 48–50.

Hornby, G. (2011). Parental involvement in childhood education: Building effective school-family partnerships. Christchurch, New Zealand, Springer. Link provided is through UPEI Robertson Library's ebook collection. Off-campus access is available only to current student, staff and faculty.

National PTA. (n. d.). Barriers to parent involvement: Roadblocks and detours.

People for Education. (n.d.). 7 Steps for building an engaged community.

Preston, J. (2010). Educate the educator. Bridges: Reflecting the scholarship of teaching and learning at the University of Saskatchewan, 8(3), 3-4.

Roger Hart’s Ladder of Participation.

South Carolina’s Council on Competitiveness. (2006). Increasing parental involvement in education.

Wherry, J. H. (n.d.) 68 Parental involvement ideas that really work.

Other Resources

Going Places, Alluriarniq: Stepping Forward.  Produced in partnership with UPEI, GN Coalition of DEAs, and Arctic Net. (3-DVD set).

Family Leadership

Home is the Foundation

National Arts Center. (2017). Rita Joe National Song Project: Song Lyrics.

Rich language environments for Inuktut.