The history of adult education for Aboriginal peoples in Canada is recent. Only since the 1970s has specific attention been paid to the needs of Aboriginal peoples in higher education. Not so long ago, it was a non-issue for few were allowed to go beyond 8th grade without being threatened to lose their Indian status.
Since 1972, the residential school system has been dismantled and the number of schools under Aboriginal administration has grown, as have the number of Aboriginal teachers being hired by these schools. Language classes have been introduced and cultural elements have been added to the curriculum. The number of Aboriginal students attending post-secondary institutions has increased.
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- Author/Editor: Richardson, Cathy; Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha; King, Linda
Adult education and indigenous peoples in Canada
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