ERIC Number: ED087603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Native Education in the Province of Alberta.
Ledgerwood, C. D., Ed.
The Task Force on Intercultural Education was appointed by the Executive Council of the Alberta Government in the Summer 1971. The Task Force's first report deals with Alberta's Native peoples. The assignment was to collect and summarize data to be used by the government as a basis for establishing policies and practices that will serve the educational needs of cultural minorities, such as Native Americans and Hutterites. Data used by the Task Force were drawn from other sources. Chapter I uses literature from the social sciences to gain a theoretical understanding of what happens when cultures meet. Chapter II brings together statistics from a variety of sources to numerically define the current status of Native education in Alberta. Chapter III draws upon the works of many authors to explain the effects of education on the psychological, sociological, and cultural welfare of Native peoples. Chapter IV summarizes submissions made by Native groups in order to determine what Native peoples want. Chapter V reviews efforts that are being made to meet these wants and needs. The final chapter suggests some tentative policies and procedures which might be considered and put into practice. There were certain limitations in the preparation of this study--e.g., adult education for Native peoples was regarded as the legitimate domain of the Department of Advanced Education and was therefore omitted. (FF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Cultural Influences, Culture Contact, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Federal Programs, Government Role, Legal Responsibility, Minority Groups, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Status, Students, Tables (Data), Treaties
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Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada