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ERIC Number: ED506124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education Policy Framework. A Progress Report
Alberta Education
The Government of Alberta is committed to enhancing the well-being and educational opportunities of Aboriginal peoples in the province. As part of Ministry commitment to the Government of Alberta's Aboriginal Policy Initiative (API), a key priority is to improve First Nations, Inuit and Metis learner success. In the spring of 1999, a review of the 1987 Native Education Policy was initiated. An extensive public consultation process involving over 5,000 participants laid the foundation for the development of the "First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education (FNMI) Policy Framework." During the consultations, a Native Education Policy Review (NEPR) Advisory Committee was established consisting of First Nations and Metis authorities, other key education stakeholders and government. In 2002, the Government of Alberta released the "First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) Education Policy Framework." The purpose of this report is to communicate to Albertans the current work of government toward improving Aboriginal learner success. It provides an update on the progress made since the release of the FNMI Education Policy Framework. Current actions are referenced against the goals and strategies recommended in the FNMI Education Policy Framework. The strategies that correspond with the five priority actions recommended by the NEPR Advisory committee are identified with an asterisk. Improving Aboriginal learner success is a shared responsibility. It requires continued collaboration among Aboriginal learners and parents, Aboriginal communities, various education stakeholders and government to implement strategies to enhance educational opportunities for First Nations, Metis and Inuit learners in the province. One appendix is included: (1) Measuring Progress.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education
Identifiers - Location: Canada