ERIC Number: ED094928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Tilting at the Windmills of Intercultural Education in the North.
Koenig, Del M.
Efforts of Native organizations, coordinated through the National Indian Brotherhood, resulted early in 1973 in acceptance by the Canadian Department of Indian Affairs of the policy paper, "Indian Control of Indian Education", which legally gives Indian, Metis, and Inuit people control over their own schools. The paper explains the environmental, economic, language, family, value, and teacher differences that make northern education unique from that of the majority culture of southern Canada. In Saskatchewan, programs concerned with intercultural education are an important component at the university level. The University of Saskatchewan, in cooperation with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians and government agencies, is involved in study and training areas for Indian, Metis, and Inuit students. The Indian and Northern Education program within the College of Education at the university is the oldest and largest of the special intercultural programs. Related programs include the Indian Teacher Education Program, Indian and Northern Curriculum Resources Center, and the Indian and Northern Curriculum Materials Project. General suggestions for the future particularly emphasize the need for solid research on the effectiveness of established programs before designing additional northern educational programs. (KM)
Descriptors: American Indians, College Programs, Community Control, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy, Intercultural Programs, Program Descriptions, Research Needs, Self Directed Groups, Speeches, State Universities, Values
Not available separately, see RC008075
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada