ERIC Number: ED464779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education Policy Framework.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
This document is the product of a review of the 1987 Native Education Policy in Alberta, Canada. This review reflects the collective voice of over 5,000 participants in an Alberta-wide consultation process. Community input was received through contracts with First Nations and Metis authorities, consultations with education stakeholders and other Albertans, and a comparative review of Aboriginal education research and initiatives in other jurisdictions. The goals of the policy framework are designed to support First Nations, Metis, and Inuit learners, aiming for: (1) high quality learning opportunities that are responsive, flexible, accessible, and affordable to the learner; (2) excellence in learner achievement; (3) preparation of learners for participation in postsecondary studies and the labor market; (4) effective working relationships; and (5) a highly responsive and responsible ministry. In working towards these goals, Alberta Learning commits to being transparent, inclusive, innovative, learner-centered, equity focused, and responsive. Strategies for implementing each goal are presented, as are performance measures. Appendices A-B list Aboriginal education initiatives carried out by Alberta Learning from 1987 to 2001, and provide some demographic background on Alberta's Aboriginal population. Appendices C-E contain Alberta's Aboriginal policy framework, a report from the Native Education Policy Review Advisory Committee on strategies and priority actions that require further consideration, and an overview of Aboriginal education initiatives in other provincial and international jurisdictions. (Appendix F contains 64 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Eskimos, Federal Indian Relationship, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Metis (People), Policy Formation
For full text: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/nativeed/nativepolicy/Framework.asp.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada