ERIC Number: ED230336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Study of School Programs for Alberta Natives. Technical Report.
I. D. Systems Ltd., Calgary (Alberta).
Sponsored by the Curriculum Policies Committee, which advises the Alberta Minister of Education on matters relating to the curricula used in provincial schools, the study of school programs for Alberta natives (Metis, status and non-status Indians) was intended to discuss whether there should be special educational programs for these students. The report is divided into three main sections; the first discusses the framework within which the evaluation of native children takes place in the province of Alberta. This framework is established by reference to discussions with key individuals, a literature review, and a discussion of relevant government policies and programs. The second section outlines program information obtained by questionnaires and on-site interviews. This information is discussed in regard to three major interests: the need for special programs for native children, special resources and courses presently being used, and the process by which programs were developed. The third section discusses program successes and problems in light of special programs identified by the study and the framework within which these programs take place. Also presented are certain findings of the province-wide applicability of the Northland Investigation Committee, major study findings, and recommendations for provincial initiatives in support of special programs for native children. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, Canada Natives, Cultural Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Native Language Instruction, Parent Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Questionnaires, School Surveys, State Schools, Teacher Response
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Minister's Advisory Committee on Curriculum Policies.
Authoring Institution: I. D. Systems Ltd., Calgary (Alberta).
Identifiers: Alberta; Federal Schools (Canada); Tribally Controlled Schools
Note: For related documents, see RC 014 054-055.