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Shields, Tracy Jill; Melville, Wayne – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Program Implementation, Canada Natives
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Shields, Tracy Jill – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
The main goals of this article are twofold. The first is to explore whether the General Education Development (GED) program has the potential to meet the academic requirements cited by the scholarship in the area of mathematics for First Nations upgrading programs. Secondly, this paper explores how the GED program influences identity in students…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Indigenous Populations, Mathematics Instruction, Adult Learning