ERIC Number: ED041660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Attitudes of Toronto Students Towards the Canadian Indians.
Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada, Toronto (Ontario).
Responses were recorded of discussion groups comprising approximately 550 students from 22 schools (grades 7-13) in Toronto, Canada, and surrounding boroughs. Discussions were led by 7 students from Glendon College in Toronto and were structured so that attitudes of the white urban students toward the Canadian Indian could be sampled. Categories of concern which emerged from the discussions on Indians were attitude-forming sources of information on Indians, reservations, culture, education, work and welfare, transition to cities, legal status, Indian Affairs Branch policy, racial discrimination, and definition of Indian problems and general solutions. Analysis of the data indicated a superficial awareness of the problems of the Indian on the part of the students; therefore, it was recommended that educational programs designed by Indians be introduced into the schools to provide at least one period of intensive study of the Canadian Indian for each student. (BD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, Community Characteristics, Culture, Education, Employment, High School Students, Interviews, Junior High School Students, Legal Problems, Racial Attitudes, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, Welfare
Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada, 277 Victoria Street, Toronto 200, Ontario ($0.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada, Toronto (Ontario).