ERIC Number: ED244772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Educational Goal-Setting in a Native-Canadian Community.
Murphy, H. Joseph
A revitalization of Canadian Indian culture occurred as a result of the 1967 Hawthorn Report, which advocated the integration of Canada natives into white society. On the Eskasoni Indian Reserve, home of 1700 Micma Indians in Nova Scotia, the revitalization was shown in the results of two questionnaires about local education. On the first questionnaire, 141 heads of household indicated the importance of 23 educational goals to the Eskasoni School, serving 620 students in grades K-9. Most important were the desire to learn, English, tolerance, citizenship, and Micmac language arts. Least important were Canadian studies, science, and French. On the second questionnaire, 138 heads of household indicated their satisfaction with the Eskasoni School. Although many were uninformed about Eskasoni education, others expressed satisfaction with existing mathematics, English, science, home economics, and social studies programs, but not with courses in drama, or Micmac culture and language arts. Respondents were also satisfied with the staff and with their cihildren's liking of school, but not with available classrooms, parent consultations, or their say in decision making. Factors with which respondents were dissatisfied should be dealt with promptly and all results should be verifed or validated. Appendices contain new data and copies of the questionnaires. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Eskasoni Indian Reserve NS; Micmac (Tribe); Satisfaction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).