ERIC Number: ED160262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
People of Native Ancestry, A Resource Guide for the Primary and Junior Divisions.
Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Basic principles of primary-junior education as they pertain specifically to people of native ancestry in Ontario are elaborated in this resource guide. Intended for both native and non-native teachers, principals, and administrators responsible for curriculum for children of native ancestry and others, its aim is to help in development of a stronger curriculum based upon experience of the children. Through more realistic units on native peoples, the resource guide maintains that the native child's self-image can be strengthened and communitywide appreciation of original Canadian people fostered. Pointing out the importance of considering the native child's family, community, economic activity, and self-image in planning curriculum content, a discussion on curriculum also includes activities which teachers of non-native primary students can use in units about native peoples, a teacher checklist for curricular activity planning, and the need to examine curriculum within the context of each community. Sections on environmental studies, the arts, and communications (Ontario primary-junior curriculum categories) offer information relevant to teachers of native children. A brief history of native education in Ontario, a glossary, and a confederation lament by Chief Dan George presented in English, Mohawk, Ojibway, and Cree languages is given. (RS)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Canada Natives, Career Change, Communication (Thought Transfer), Creative Activities, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Family Relationship, Language of Instruction, Occupational Clusters, Parent School Relationship, Resource Materials, School Community Relationship, Self Concept
Ministry of Education, MOWAT Block, Queen's Park, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2 ($1.30)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
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