Successful Practices in First Nations Education
In this Tyee Solutions Society series, reporter Katie Hyslop looks at some inspiring models for doing things differently; what society's failure to help our Aboriginal youth learn is costing the rest of us; and how the federal and provincial governments might better spend Aboriginal education dollars.
Katie Hyslop reports on education for the non-profit Tyee Solutions Society. This series was produced by Tyee Solutions Society (TSS) in collaboration with Tides Canada Initiatives Society. Funding for this series was provided by McLean Foundation, Vancouver Foundation, and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation. All funders sign releases guaranteeing TSS full editorial autonomy. Additional reporting was sponsored by CBC Radio and aired on the Daybreak North radio program Sept. 6-9, 2011.
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In This Series
'Develop wisdom, honour the spiritual.' Those principles guide a unique learning approach breaking through low expectations for First Nations achievement. First in a series.
We all pay when Aboriginal kids aren't given their best chance to learn. Second in a series.
With a majority Aboriginal population, the Haida Gwaii school district is using their language, heritage and culture to reach and teach their students. Third in a series.
Vancouver's school board sees potential in a school designed from curriculum up to appeal to urban First Nations youth. Fourth in a series.
More than a village, it takes a living language to educate a child. Aboriginal educators say BC's government is letting endangered tongues die. Latest in a series on successful First Nations education.
Outside BC, how other indigenous people, and other jurisdictions, are building a record of academic success. Last in a series.