First Nations in the twenty-first century : contemporary educational frontiers /
John W. Friesen and Virginia L. Friesen.
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Calgary : Detselig Enterprises, 2005.
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224 p. : ill.
ISBN
1550592939 :
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Calgary : Detselig Enterprises, 2005.
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1550592939 :
catalogue key
5405266
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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As the 21st century progresses, happenings in Aboriginal communities are increasingly gaining the attention of Canadians. Some headway has been made in several significant areas such as constitutional status, treaty negotiations, economic development, land claims, residential school litigation, and health and welfare. The number of Aboriginal youth graduating from high school has increased, and a greater number of Aboriginal youth are enrolled in post-secondary institutions.Despite these gains, however, there are a number of related frontiers in education to conquer if Canadas First Nations are to gain equality with other Canadians. Six of these frontiers are outlined in this book and constitute vital topics of concern. First is the issue of spirituality and how to integrate it into the education of Aboriginal youth. Other frontiers include the role of Elders in the education, the preservation of Aboriginal languages, self-identity, development of culturally aware curricula, and the training of teachers in Aboriginal communities.
Main Description
As the 21st century progresses, happenings in Aboriginal communities are increasingly gaining the attention of Canadians. Some headway has been made in several significant areas such as constitutional status, treaty negotiations, economic development, land claims, residential school litigation, and health and welfare. The number of Aboriginal youth graduating from high school has increased, and a greater number of Aboriginal youth are enrolled in post-secondary institutions. Despite these gains, however, there are a number of related frontiers in education to conquer if Canada's First Nations are to gain equality with other Canadians. Six of these frontiers are outlined in this book and constitute vital topics of concern. First is the issue of spirituality and how to integrate it into the education of Aboriginal youth. Other frontiers include the role of Elders in the education, the preservation of Aboriginal languages, self-identity, development of culturally aware curricula, and the training of teachers in Aboriginal communities.

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