Resilience in Minorities

Arve Gunnestad (1) , Anne-Mari Larsen (2) , Stella Nguluka (3)
(1) Queen Maud University College, Trondheim, Norway , Norway
(2) Queen Maud University College, Trondheim, Norway , Norway
(3) Bokamoso Educational Trust, Gantsi, Botswana , Botswana

Abstract

In this study we compare the situation of two minorities, the San people of Botswana and the Travellers in Norway. We want to explore how their way of life, their culture, travelling then want to show how knowledge of resilience and protective factors can be important for the survival and development of minority cultures in general and for the life and education of children in particular.

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Arve Gunnestad
agu@dmmh.no (Primary Contact)
Anne-Mari Larsen
Stella Nguluka
Author Biographies

Arve Gunnestad, Queen Maud University College, Trondheim, Norway

Arve Gunnestad is professor in Early Childhood Education/Special Needs Education at Queen Maud University College in Trondheim, Norway. One of his areas of research is Resilience in different cultures. He is director of "Network for Preschool Teacher Training and Preschool Development in Southern Africa" and author of books and articles within education.

Anne-Mari Larsen, Queen Maud University College, Trondheim, Norway

Anne-Mari Larsen is assoc. professor in drama at Queen Maud University College. Since 2004 she has been the leader of the project "Travellers from child to adult" about the Travellers culture and Education. She has been a member of the reference group for "Network for Preschool Teacher Training and Preschool Development in Southern Africa" for more years. She holds a MA in drama and Theatre.

Stella Nguluka, Bokamoso Educational Trust, Gantsi, Botswana

Stella Nguluka is a coordinator of Bokamoso Early Childhood Training that train preschool teachers from the indigenous San People in Botswana. She is also deputy director of "Network for Preschool Teacher Training and Preschool Development in Southerna Africa" and holds a BA. Ed.

Gunnestad, A., Larsen, A.-M., & Nguluka, S. (2010). Resilience in Minorities. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 10(1), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.36923/jicc.v10i1.493

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