ERIC Number: ED225702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of the Post-Secondary Education Assistance Program and the Occupational Skills Training Program. Report.
Ontario Indian Education Council, Toronto.
In 1980, the Ontario Indian Education Council with the cooperation and assistance of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, Grand Council Treaty No. 3, Grand Council Treaty No. 9, and the Union of Ontario Indians undertook to consult the Indian people of Ontario on the proposed Post-Secondary Education Assistance Program (E-12) guidelines. Twenty-four recommendations reflect the will of the Indian people obtained by various interactions (interviews, workshops, and historical analyses). General recommendations for implementation to the guidelines are: (1) preamble to guidelines should clearly state post-secondary education is a right and not a privilege, and the federal government has responsibility to fund Indian students in higher education; (2) delete residency requirement for eligibility to financial assistance; (3) lengthen time permitted for funding to obtain any degree; (4) submission of student records should not be required to obtain funds; (5) broaden status of student's dependents; (6) describe functions of the Receiving and Sending Counsellor; and (7) the Occupational Skills Training Program should be retained under non-discretionary education funding and training weeks increased to 160. (ERB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Indian Education Council, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; Post Secondary Education Assistance Prog (Canada)