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Closing the Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal Education Gaps

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  • John Richards

    (Simon Fraser University)

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    Gaps in education levels between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals are a great social policy challenge for Canada. On-reserve, a smart approach to closing them would be the creation of Aboriginal-run school districts, independent of individual band councils. Off-reserve, the provinces should build on the practices of school districts achieving good results.

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    Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder.

    Volume (Year): (2008)
    Issue (Month): 116 (October)
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    Handle: RePEc:cdh:backgr:116

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    Keywords: social policy; Aboriginal education; Kelowna Accord;

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    1. Andrew Sharpe & Jean-Francois Arsenault & Simon Lapointe, 2007. "The Potential Contribution of Aboriginal Canadians to Labour Force, Employment, Productivity and Output Growth in Canada, 2001-2017," CSLS Research Reports 2007-04, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
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    1. Annamarie Hatcher, 2012. "Building cultural bridges with Aboriginal learners and their ‘classmates’ for transformative environmental education," Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Springer, vol. 2(4), pages 346-356, November.

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