ERIC Number: ED170080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Northern Opportunities--Training and Economic Development through Community-Centered Education. Report on Meadow Lake's Vocational Centre--June, 1973.
Cohnstaedt, Martin L.
Saskatchewan's Meadow Lake Special Area is predominantly north of the Fifty-fourth parallel on the west side of northern Saskatchewan. An agreement between the Department of Regional Economic Expansion and the province provide for manpower training necessitated by industrial and economic expansion. At first a large vocational school was intended for construction in Meadow Lake. However, because of the known disinclination of native people to seek training away from their home communities, additional study was initiated of area training needs. Interviews and observations conducted over seven months indicated that the Meadow Lake Vocational School should instead be a Vocational Resource Center. The program would assist in the identification of area community needs, develop suitable learning programs, and provide external instructional programs. The only internal programs of the Centre would be for the training of instructors; local men and women would be trained as paraprofessionals to teach in their own communities. Operation, supervision, evaluation and continuous adaptation of instructional programs would be the Centre's central focus. This community-centered educational program would function to meet community needs as identified by the residents. This report is divided into three parts. The first describes the recommendations concerning the resource centre, the second discusses the practice of both policy-guided performance and effective learning, and the third explores changing perspectives in education. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Canada Natives, Economic Development, Educational Policy, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Surveys, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Training Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Saskatchewan Dept. of Education, Regina.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Metis (People); Saskatchewan