ERIC Number: ED352225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Diverse Voices: Selecting Equitable Resources for Indian and Metis Education.
Saskatchewan Dept. of Education, Regina.
These guidelines were developed for evaluating school resource materials to determine whether they are fair and equitable to the indigenous peoples of Saskatchewan. The document opens with a discussion of terms relating to indigenous peoples and briefly examines what the terms can mean in different contexts. The guidelines consists of 68 specific questions emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity, cultural identity, and cultural interaction. Each question is followed by a statement explaining the element of indigenous culture to which the question applies. The questions are categorized under eight topics: (1) general questions for all resources; (2) portrayal of cultural interactions; (3) portrayal of traditions and institutions; (4) portrayal of identity; (5) use of language; (6) use of visuals; (7) literature; and (8) oral literature (songs, poems, and stories). The questions can be used exclusively by evaluators, including teachers, or in cooperation with elementary and secondary students. The document includes 14 references. (TES)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Canada Natives, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Exchange, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Bias, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Instructional Material Evaluation, Racial Bias, Textbook Standards
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Dept. of Education, Regina.
Identifiers - Location: Canada