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Sámi Educational History in a Comparative International Perspective

  • Otso Kortekangas
  • Pigga Keskitalo
  • Jukka Nyyssönen
  • Andrej Kotljarchuk
  • Merja Paksuniemi
  • David Sjögren

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Otso Kortekangas, Pigga Keskitalo, Jukka Nyyssönen, Andrej Kotljarchuk, David Sjögren, Merja Paksuniemi
    Pages 1-11
  3. Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Francisco Apurinã
    Pages 247-264
  4. Elizabeth Jackson-Barrett, Libby Lee-Hammond
    Pages 299-316
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 327-331

About this book


This 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.


Sami education Education in the Arctic Indigenous education Decolonizing education Residential schools Nomadic schools

Editors and affiliations

  • Otso Kortekangas
    • 1
  • Pigga Keskitalo
    • 2
  • Jukka Nyyssönen
    • 3
  • Andrej Kotljarchuk
    • 4
  • Merja Paksuniemi
    • 5
  • David Sjögren
    • 6
  1. 1.Division of History of Science, Technology and EnvironmentKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of EducationUniversity of LaplandRovaniemiFinland
  3. 3.The Arctic University Museum of NorwayUiT—The Arctic University of NorwayTromsøNorway
  4. 4.Department of HistorySödertörn UniversityHuddingeSweden
  5. 5.Department of EducationUniversity of LaplandRovaniemiFinland
  6. 6.Department of EducationUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

About the 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.

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