Aboriginal Education in Canada
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This paper explores interactions among formal learning, informal learning, and life conditions and opportunities experienced by Aboriginal people in Canada. It explains that Aboriginal people have many capacities, in the form of skills, knowledge and experience that are given little place or recognition in conventional educational and economic activities. The writer concludes that their educational experiences and desires suggest that all Canadians could benefit from greater integration among community realities, formal learning, and informal learning capacities.
From the Paper:"A great deal of attention has been given in recent years to what is commonly described as an education gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians (Wotherspoon and Butler, 1999). According to 1996 census data, approximately one-third (35 percent) of Canadians aged fifteen and over, compared to more than half (54 percent) of the comparable Aboriginal population, never graduated high school, while 16 percent of the national adult population, and only 4.5 percent of the Aboriginal population, have college degrees (Statistics Canada, 1998). Aboriginal dropout rates are reported to be double those for the general population, and Aboriginal school leavers are about half as likely to return to school later in life (Gilbert et al. 1993: 23)."
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Aboriginal Education in Canada (2005, October 30) Retrieved October 20, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/aboriginal-education-in-canada-61833/
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