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Approaches to Aboriginal Education in Canada

Searching for Solutions

edited by Frances Widdowson & Albert Howard

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In the crucial discussion of Aboriginal education in Canada, there are two distinct schools of thought: parallelism and integrationism. For the first time in one volume, leading thinkers on both sides share their perspectives, allowing readers to examine this complex and emotionally charged issue from all angles.

Parallelism argues for Aboriginal self-determination and independent schools with Aboriginal values at their core, while integrationism advocates improving Aboriginal educational achievement within the conventional system. Both sides share the same goal, however: supporting and helping to realize the vast store of untapped potential in Aboriginal communities. Everyone agrees that Aboriginal education in Canada urgently needs improvement. A vigorous and informed debate can only speed the search for solutions.

About the Authors
Frances Widdowson, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Policy Studies at Mount Royal University. She received a PhD in political science from York University and has taught at a number of universities in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. She and Albert Howard were shortlisted for the 2008 Donner Prize for excellence in Canadian public policy writing.
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Albert Howard is an independent researcher and writer who has worked as a consultant for government and Aboriginal groups.
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Editorial Review

The strengths of this volume are its openness and its courage to allow different perspectives to exchange and debate about the longstanding and sometimes conflicting issues of Aboriginal education.… [T]his volume has huge implications for Aboriginal education.

— Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning

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