ERIC Number: ED450840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
First Nations Studies: The Malaspina Success.
Atleo, E. R., Ed.
Learning Quarterly, v3 n1 Spr 1999
The articles in this issue of Learning Quarterly, published by the Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology (British Columbia), discuss First Nations Studies (indigenous populations), a partnership between Malaspina University-College and First Nations of Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia. The program's goals include providing an educational program that: (1) serves the needs of First Nations and Metis people living in coastal British Columbia; (2) provides students with a bicultural education that prepares them for living within both First Nations society and the larger Canadian society; (3) promotes the learning and enhancement of First Nations languages and cultural values; (4) builds national and international bridges to connect the First Nations of British Columbia with other indigenous peoples around the globe; and (5) cooperates with First Nations organizations, governments, the private sector, and other educational institutions to ensure that the opportunities for students to learn and succeed are maximized. The B.A. in First Nations Studies requires four years of study and 120 credits. Since its inception in 1994, the program has experienced tremendous growth, increasing from a handful of people to more than 600 students. (JA)
Descriptors: College Programs, College Role, Community Colleges, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Heritage Education, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Multicultural Education, School Community Relationship
Learning Quarterly, Centre for Curriculum, Transfer & Technology, Sixth Floor, 1483 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3K4 ($25 Canadian/year). For full text: http://www.ctt.bc.ca/LQ.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology, Victoria (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada