Residential 'Indian' Schools Persuasive Essay by Top Papers

Residential 'Indian' Schools
A critique of residential schools serving the Aboriginal population of Canada.
# 134064 | 3,500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper raises points against the present ideological approach to residential education of the 19th and 20th centuries. The paper discusses how in Quebec, only six boarding facilities intended for Native students served a very diverse Aboriginal population. The paper also looks at how many women were educated in generic parochial institutions amid differences of Native politics addressing language, culture and often a long proximity to European culture.

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"A century of compulsory Aboriginal education in what became notorious residential schools has instituted a host of bitter, often sound complaints to do with a federal assimilative policy that affected almost the entire Aboriginal population of Canada. Nineteenth century views of `Indians' produced a blanket federal solution in compulsory schooling that was entrusted to religious denominations of previous experienced with Native Canadians and that reflected the century's Eurocentric thinking. Relatively little seems to address how residential schooling affected..."

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