ERIC Number: ED396872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Policy Statement on Native Education in Alberta.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
The Native Education Project Team was established in 1984 to develop a Native education policy in Alberta as a foundation for improving the delivery of quality education to Native students and communities. Information from 180 meetings with Native people throughout Alberta formed the basis for Alberta Education's Native education policy statement, which follows. "Alberta Education supports the development and delivery of programs and services which will: provide enhanced and equal opportunities for Native students to acquire the quality of education traditional in Alberta; challenge Native students to learn and perform to the best of their abilities; provide opportunities for Native students to study and experience their own and other Native cultures and lifestyles; provide opportunities for Native people to help guide and shape the education of their children; provide opportunities for students in Alberta's schools to recognize and appreciate Native cultures, and their many contributions to our province and society." An outline of the proposed implementation of this policy presents eight guidelines that address what will be taught in schools; nine guidelines that address how education can best be delivered to Native students; and nine actions that demonstrate the Alberta government's commitment to building partnerships between Native people, school boards, and the government. Includes photographs. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Note: Photographs will not reproduce adequately. Cover title: "Native Education in Alberta's Schools."