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ERIC Number: EJ868483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec-10
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
First Nations Educational Governance: A Fractured Mirror
Carr-Stewart, Shiela; Steeves, Larry
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n97 Dec 2009
The Constitutional Act 1867 established a dual system of education in Canada--provincial authority and federal responsibility for First Nations' education. As a part of its treaty obligations, Canada agreed to provide western schools and services equitable with that provided by provincial systems (Morris 1880/1991). The authors argue that the federal system of education for First Nations children has only a surface similarity with the provincial systems. The fractured federal approach to First Nations education--lack of a governance system, educational policy, limited second level services and funding inequities--contributes to dissimilar educational services and inhibits First Nations' student learning and effective educational outcomes.
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada. Tel: 204-474-9004; Fax: 204-474-7564; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada