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Nomadic Schools: Limitations or Opportunities?

[Kochevye shkoly: ogranicheniia ili vozmozhnosti?]

Type of publication: Research Article

Submitted: 27.02.2016

Accepted: 01.07.2016

About author(s)

Alexandra Teryokhina | http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2949-0520 | arda-gavanj@mail.ru | Sociological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (25/14 7th Krasnoarmeiskaya St., St. Petersburg, 190005, Russia)


Russia, Siberia, Taymyr, indigenous peoples of North, problems of education, nomadic school, kindergarten


The article focuses on nomadic schools, a new phenomenon in the spheres of education and culture of indigenous peoples of the Russian North. The author discusses the purposes of organizing such schools as well as the different positions of officials and parents on the effectiveness of the new education system. She takes the case of a Dolgan nomadic kindergarten school in Khatanga district (Taymyr) to examine the ways in which the daily routine and regulations of the school intersect with the everyday life of a family of reindeer herders.


Teryokhina, A.N. 2017. Kochevye shkoly: ogranicheniia ili vozmozhnosti? [Nomadic Schools: Limitations or Opportunities?]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 2: 137-153

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