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Understanding the Aboriginal/Non-Aboriginal Gap in Student Performance: Lessons From British Columbia

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  • John Richards

    (Simon Fraser University)

  • Jennifer Hove

    (University of Toronto)

  • Kemi Afolabi

    (Thompson Rivers University)

Abstract

There exist very large gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal student performance in most B.C. schools. However, Aboriginal students in some school districts perform remarkably well. What are these districts doing right? The authors draw lessons that may well apply across Canada.

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  • John Richards & Jennifer Hove & Kemi Afolabi, 2008. "Understanding the Aboriginal/Non-Aboriginal Gap in Student Performance: Lessons From British Columbia," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 276, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:276
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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.
    2. Hanushek, Eric A., 2002. "Publicly provided education," Handbook of Public Economics,in: A. J. Auerbach & M. Feldstein (ed.), Handbook of Public Economics, edition 1, volume 4, chapter 30, pages 2045-2141 Elsevier.
    3. Eric A. Hanushek, 2002. "The Long Run Importance of School Quality," NBER Working Papers 9071, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    Cited by:

    1. John Richards, 2014. "What Policies Work? Addressing the Concerns Raised by Canada’s PISA Results," e-briefs 177, C.D. Howe Institute.
    2. John Richards, 2014. "Warning Signs for Canadian Educators: The Bad News in Canada’s PISA Results," e-briefs 176, C.D. Howe Institute.
    3. Frenette, Marc, 2011. "What Explains the Educational Attainment Gap between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Youth?," CLSSRN working papers clsrn_admin-2011-13, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 27 Jun 2011.
    4. Alexandre Laurin, 2009. "Cleaning Up the Books: A Proposal for Revamping Corporate Group Taxation in Canada," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 284, March.
    5. repec:cdh:commen:526 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    social policy; socioeconomic conditions; Aboriginal education; British Columbia;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare

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