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Association of Canadian Community Colleges, 2006
Canadian society is undergoing a significant transformation, largely in response to the forces of globalization and the development of the knowledge/information economy. The key to the economic and social well being of Canada's diverse communities lies in the knowledge-and-skills base of its citizens. Canada must design policies and programs which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Technology Transfer, Labor Market
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Antone, Eileen – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 2003
More than just the development of reading and writing skills, Aboriginal literacy is a wholistic concept, with spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional aspects, involving relationships between self, community, nation, and creation. Models are presented for incorporating traditional Aboriginal knowledge and methodologies into Aboriginal learning…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Cultural Maintenance
Movement for Canadian Literacy, 2005
The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), released on November 9, takes a closer look at Canadians' ability to deal with everyday literacy demands. In today's information-based society and economy, literacy is more important than ever. IALSS defines literacy as one's capacity to "use printed and written information to…
Descriptors: Adults, Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Immigrants
Silver, Jim; Mallett, Kathy – 2002
This study investigated the educational circumstances of Aboriginal students in inner city high schools in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is based on a literature review and interviews with Aboriginal high school students, Aboriginal school dropouts, adult members of the Aboriginal community, and teachers. Results indicate that there is a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Canada Natives, Cultural Differences, Curriculum
Friesen, John W.; Friesen, Virginia Lyons – 2002
This book is an appeal to First Nations leaders in Canada to promote educational integration--a mixing of ideas in which non-Aboriginal people are taught those elements of Native culture and philosophy that support a reverence for the Earth and all living things. The benefits of such an undertaking cannot be overemphasized since the very existence…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, Boarding Schools, Canada Natives
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Taylor, Donald M.; And Others – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 1993
Sudden empowerment of Canadian Aboriginal communities has raised many dilemmas concerning community controlled education, including issues related to educational planning and decision making by inexperienced administrators, focusing educational goals on the community versus mainstream society, discontinuities between community and school culture,…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Bilingual Education, Canada Natives, Culture Conflict
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Kenny, Carolyn; Archibald, Jo-ann – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 2000
A 4-week program in Vancouver (British Columbia) used traditional and academic formats to connect Aboriginal communities throughout British Columbia with each other and with Maori participants from New Zealand. A conference, a symposium and graduate courses covered the role of Aboriginal art, politics of transforming education, revitalization of…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Conferences
Sefa Dei, George J. – Education Canada, 2006
Despite its notable successes, the public education system fails many students, as evidenced by the disengagement, failure and high dropout rates for Black, Aboriginal, and other minority youths. African-Canadian parents and communities are continually being asked to take responsibility for solving the many problems affecting them; however, the…
Descriptors: Public Education, Minority Groups, Violence, Racial Discrimination
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Gruber, Steve; Coldevin, Gary – American Journal of Distance Education, 1995
Reviews problems with the current educational situation in Canadian aboriginal communities. Notes the potential of distance education to reduce problems associated with cultural assimilation and to enhance multimedia resources. Discusses strengths and weaknesses of two distance education programs for aboriginals and concludes with guidelines for…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cultural Isolation, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
Wotherspoon, Terry; Satzewich, Vic – 2000
Canadian social life and public policy are increasingly influenced by Aboriginal people, their roles in Canadian society, and the issues that concern them. Drawing on a political economy perspective, this book provides a systematic analysis of how changing social dynamics, organized particularly around race, class, and gender relations, have…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians, Canada Natives
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Piquemal, Nathalie – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2004
Recognizing that learning to teach cannot be separated from learning to inquire, I argue that teachers have specific relational and ethical responsibilities to their students, particularly in the context of a diverse society. Using my research experiences with Aboriginal people as examples, I propose an ethical framework based upon four underlying…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Ethics, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Student Relationship
Redbird, Duke – 1980
Written from a Metis' point of view, the book narrates Metis history (mid 1600's to present) and recalls the people's struggle for aboriginal rights and recognition of the Canadian confederation. Historical accounts include a brief description of the Metis; establishment of the Selkirk Settlement by the Hudson Bay Company; western movement and…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Civil Rights, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation
Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario). Multiculturalism Directorate. – 1987
This booklet introduces Canada's Multiculturalism Act which provides for a new government-wide commitment to the principles and policy objectives of multiculturalism. As an essential component of the Canadian identity, multiculturalism has been fundamental to nation building and has allowed Canadians to enjoy the benefits of life in a culturally…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Legislation, Cultural Awareness
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Colbert, Judith A. – Canadian Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 1999
Suggests that aboriginal child-care needs relate to educational, social, and cultural requirements, as well as parental workforce participation. Contends that research is needed to test the validity of findings from mainstream societies when applied to indigenous communities. Presents examples of child-care problems and solutions to needs from…
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Experience, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
Brady, Elizabeth, Ed. – Canadian Woman Studies = Les Cahiers de la Femme, 1989
This journal volume by and about Indian, Inuit, and Metis native Canadian women, contains articles, interviews, book reviews, fiction, poetry, journal entries and art. It is dedicated to the grandmothers who managed to hold on to old ways, teachings, and feelings, and to pass them on. Poems and stories create personal portraits and reminiscences…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Canada Natives
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