BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-162 - Native Education in Canada - 3.00 Credits

INST-162 - Native Education in Canada - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This class will enable students to gain a greater understanding of the educational policies, both federal and provincial, that have guided the educational approaches towards the First Nations of Canada; both children and adults. This class will first provide a historical overview of government legislation and policy pertaining to education. This will be followed by an examination of the education system in the context of contemporary Canadian society. Further, we will investigate the educational pedagogy of First Nations, drawing from culturally specific regions. Finally, this class will assess First Nation educational initiatives over the past twenty-five years.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : INST 202 (Previously INST 100), ENGL 060, or English 12 and/or English 12 First Peoples or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:

  • understand the historical foundation of educational approaches used towards first Nations;

  • appreciate the complexities of First Nations educational practices;

  • students will develop their critical assessment skills;
  • students will demonstrate greater familiarity with research methods and writing process; and

  • students will augment their presentational skills.

  • Text and Materials:
  • Battiste, Marie and Barmen, Jean. (1995). First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds. Vancouver: UBC Press.


  • Additional readings will be given out in class.
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    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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