BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNPA-210 - Band School Organization - 3.00 Credits

FNPA-210 - Band School Organization - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
FNPA 210 will enable students to understand the philosophy and history of First Nations band education and its relationship to the bands and to the public school system. It will cover school organization, management, and community relations. This course will also serve to show how mainstream educational goals can be met without losing Aboriginal distinctiveness.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Prerequisites : MATH 051, ENGL 060, or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12 and Priniciples of Math 11.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • articulate the evolutionary stages in the development of band education in Canada;

  • understand the relationship between the community, the provincial educational system, and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs;

  • describe how band schools can assist in healing the intergenerational effects of the residential school system;

  • understand how to indigenize the school curriculum while meeting the standards of the public system;

  • describe how to develop a productive relationship between the elders, students, community members, community workers and teachers;

  • describe educational approaches that will strengthen Aboriginal values of the children;

  • explain how to develop a successful Aboriginal language program;

  • explain how the school can assist with family and community growth;

  • explain how the teachers and administration can be lead to serve and enhance both community needs and the requirements of the curriculum without sacrificing either;

  • develop a plan to involve the band community in its school and have the school reach out to the community; and

  • develop policy that will hold the school administration accountable for the realization of the mission and goals of the local band as well as to the overall standards of public education.
  • Text and Materials:
    Other Resources: This list will be updated from time to time as necessary to remain relevant and current. A broad selection of other resources may be used at the instructor’s discretion.

  • Assembly of First Nations, (2005). First nations education action plan. Retrieved Sept 12, 2005, from: http://www.afn.ca/cmslib/general/Education-Action%20Plan.pdf.
  • BC First Nations Coordinators Council, (2002). Retrieved Sept 12, 2005, from British Columbia First Nations Coordinators Handbook: http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/aboriginal/bcfnhb/pdf/BCFNCH-Full.pdf.
  • BC Teachers' Federation, (2004). Aboriginal education. Retrieved Sept 12, 2005, from: http://www.bctf.ca/social/AboriginalEd/#ae.
  • First Nations Education Steering Committee, (2005). Retrieved Oct. 12, 2005, from First Nations Education Steering Committee: http://www.fnesc.ca/.
  • Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Education, (2005). Aboriginal education. Retrieved Sept 12, 2005, from: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/abed/.
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, (2005). Education. Retrieved Sept 12, 2005: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ps/edu/index_e.html.
  • Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, (1996). Education. Retrieved Sept 12, 2005, from: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ps/edu/index_e.html.
  • Statistics Canada, (2005). ESTAT for education. Retrieved Sept 12, 2005 from: http://www.afn.ca/cmslib/general/Education-Action%20Plan.pdf.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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