ERIC Number: ED230334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Study of School Programs for Alberta Natives. Executive Summary.
I. D. Systems Ltd., Calgary (Alberta).
An executive summary is presented of the study on school programs for Alberta natives (Metis, status and non-status Indians) sponsored by the Curriculum Policies Committee, which advises the Alberta Minister of Education on matters relating to the curricula used in provincial schools. The summary briefly describes the study's terms of reference, lists participants who supervised the study, outlines the approach used to conduct the study, and highlights native education issues identified in the review of literature. Discussion of interview results are presented, indicating the native community's defined desires in regard to the education of native children and reporting the provincial superintendents' and teachers' responses in regard to the needs of native education programs and native students. A summarization is presented on native education courses and resources currently in use at 201 provincial schools and 22 federal or band operated schools in the province. Other topics pertaining to the study are the process of local development, perceived successes and accomplishments, and limiting factors and problem areas. In conclusion the document lists 31 major findings pertaining to special program needs, requirements for development of special programs, and provincial initiatives; cites 17 recommendations to be considered by the Committee; and reviews the applicability of the Northland Investigation findings. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, Canada Natives, Cultural Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Native Language Instruction, Parent Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Surveys, State Schools, Teacher Response
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Minister's Advisory Committee on Curriculum Policies.
Authoring Institution: I. D. Systems Ltd., Calgary (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada