ERIC Number: ED026179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Nov
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Education from Within, an Experiment in Curriculum Development with Children of Indian Background in Saskatchewan.
A current experiment in curriculum development for Indian children in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan examines educational objectives in terms of the characteristics of 20th-Century society. Dissimilarities of Indian communities and the cultural background of Indian children in relation to the traits of non-Indian society point out the problem of bridging the gap between them. The main understandings and working principles of the experiment are: (1) anthropological description of the total educational process and definition of the objectives; (2) insertion of Indian cultural traits into everyday curriculum and special attention to specific gaps in the home background; (3) reinterpretation, extension, and expansion of the Indian child's experience; (4) functional learning of skills, such as the English language; and (5) selection of content to foster community educational growth. (SW)
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Identifiers: Canada; Saskatchewan
Note: Paper presented at the Ontario Conference on Indian Affairs, Nov. 1964, London, Ontario, Canada.