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Closing the Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal Education Gaps

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  • John Richards

    (Simon Fraser University)

Abstract

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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  • John Richards, 2008. "Closing the Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal Education Gaps," C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 116, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:backgr:116
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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;Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences, vol. 2(4), pages 346-356, November.
    2. repec:eee:cysrev:v:79:y:2017:i:c:p:198-220 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    social policy; Aboriginal education; Kelowna Accord;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education

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