ERIC Number: ED249030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Indian Education Projects and Programs in B.C. Schools. Revised.
More, Arthur J.; And Others
Brief descriptions of 92 Indian education projects in British Columbia K-12 schools (provincial, federal, private, and parochial) are based on survey responses. The preschool, elementary, secondary, adult basic education, and home coordinating programs for Indian students concentrate on such special areas as language and/or academic skills development, life skills and outdoor education, native crafts and culture, and include counseling and adjustment assistance. Descriptions, which vary in detail and demonstrate the breadth of the attempt to meet the needs of Indian school children in Canada, are grouped by traditional language/culture area as identified by the British Columbia Provincial Linguist: Athapaskan, Bella Coola, Chilcotin, Coast Salish, Haida, Interior Salish, Kootenay, Kwakiutl, Nuu-Chah-Nulth (Nootka), and Tsimshian. Within each area, projects are listed alphabetically by community. A list of 43 key word descriptors which summarize the major thrust of each project or program includes such items as art, Band Operated School, curriculum, Friendship Center, joint project, math, readiness, gifted, home school coordinator, Indian culture (traditional and contemporary), social studies, teacher aide, tutor, and teaching strategies. These terms serve as a guide to the focus of the various programs but do not indicate significant content in the program descriptions provided. (MM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Canada Natives, Cultural Context, Daily Living Skills, Developmental Programs, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Eskimos, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Home Programs, Intercultural Programs, Language Arts, Mathematics Education, Multicultural Education, Nonformal Education, Private Schools, Program Descriptions, School Readiness
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Victoria (British Columbia).
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Faculty of Education.
Identifiers: British Columbia; Canada; Tribally Controlled Schools
Note: The survey is a revision of an earlier survey completed in June 1981, and was supported by the Provincial government and the University of British Columbia.