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ERIC Number: EJ1090687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1923-1857
Implementing the General Education Development (GED) Program in First Nations Communities: Struggles for Power
Shields, Tracy Jill; Melville, Wayne
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v61 n2 p209-225 Sum 2015
This paper describes an ethnographic case study of eleven First Nations adult learners in a Northern Ontario community attempting to earn secondary school equivalency through the General Education Development (GED) program. The paper maintains a focus on the power differentials at work in both the learners' prior educational endeavours and their experiences while working inside of the GED program. Based on the data, we argue that, despite appearances to the contrary, First Nations learners are subjected to a system of education that is failing to empower those learners to take advantage of educational opportunities that are available in mainstream Canadian society.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site: http://www.ajer.ca/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests