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Year: 1997 – Province: Northwest Territories
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
As a northern teacher for nine years, Elizabeth Tumblin is aware of the challenges facing her Grade 6 students at Joamie School in Iqaluit. Mostly Inuit with low levels of literacy in English and Inuktitut, they are caught in social and economic upheaval that undermines their own culture. In classrooms where student apathy, disruptive behaviour and erratic attendance were the norm, Ms. Tumblin has had extraordinary success in increasing learning achievement. She uses telecommunications technology and unique teaching methods, such as highly interactive small group study, geared to local cultural circumstances to create an exemplary learning environment. Students contribute to a database of research on subjects such as racism and the history of the Thule and Dorset peoples.