ERIC Number: ED264075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Employment, Economic Development and Education: Lake Manitoba Indian Reserve.
Riffel, J. Anthony; Sealey, D. Bruce
The objective of this report was to improve coordination between schooling, economic development, and employment opportunities available within and outside the Lake Manitoaba Indian Reserve. This community was on the average younger than most other rural communities of similar size in the province; moreover, the number of families that frequently move was approximately 25%. The small number of jobs made it likely that young people would have to leave the community to find work. An evaluation of the school system substantiated community concerns about the quality of education and work-related preparation. Although 87.5% of the 195 students in preschool through grade 12 were in the correct grade for their age, attendance was poor, school was open fewer days than the provincial standard, student performance was not evaluated regularly, no vocational courses were offered, and high school enrollment was low. Eighteen familes interviewed expressed considerable dissatisfaction with the school. The report emphasized the need for direct community involvement in educational improvement and offered specific recommendations to provide sound basic education, develop a work-related program reflecting the economic base and employment opportunities in the community, coordinate programs using portable facilities and itinerant teachers with nearby school districts, and use educational technology. (LFL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lake Manitoba Education Authority, Vogar (Manitoba).
Identifiers - Location: Canada