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ERIC Number: ED071810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 19
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Mahjetahwin ("The Beginning"). A Cross-Cultural Program.
Hall, D. M.
The problems, frustrations, successes, and failures met by the Roseneath Centennial Public School in Roseneath, Canada, while attempting to respond to the unique needs of the community it serves are described in this paper. The school staff planned and implemented a program in cross-cultural studies in order to reduce the friction between the members of the nearby Indian Reserve and the surrounding non-Indian community. The program was designed to expose children and parents to the various Indian cultures in order that the non-Indians would be more understanding and that the Indians would better appreciate their own unique heritage. Some specific objectives of the program were (1) to improve the Indian child's self-concept, (2) to create an appreciation of the various cultures inherent in the school population, (3) to develop a more accurate and unbiased approach to Canadian history, and (4) to create a vehicle for greater interaction between the school and the community. It was concluded that because of the distrust between the 2 groups and occasional negative influences from individuals outside both communities, a great deal of work still needs to be done through innovations in the areas of community involvement, basic philosophy, school culture, and curriculum. (HBC)
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Authoring Institution: Roseneath Centennial School (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada