ERIC Number: ED264080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Native Education in Alberta Schools.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
This two-part document outlines the Alberta government's proposed policy statement and presents Native peoples' views on the education of the more than 23,000 Native students that attend Alberta provincial schools. Based on discussions with Native people, information gathered from 180 meetings, and letters and papers, Alberta's Native Education Policy Statement outlines ways in which educational needs and personal aspirations of Native students can be met, opportunities for Native people to help shape the education of their children and help young people reach their potential, and opportunities for all students in schools throughout Alberta to develop an awareness and appreciation of various Native cultures and their contributions to society. Consensus of Native educational perspectives is reflected in sections describing the purpose of education and the role of the school for Native students, the programs of studies for Native students, the delivery of education to Native students, and the roles, rights and responsibilities in Native education. Each section of this portion of the report presents a brief review of the discussions and submissions received, along with statements of principles, recommendations, and implications. (NEC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Citizen Participation, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Relevance (Education), Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada