Enhancing Innu Education: Report to the Education Steering Committee December 2005; Recommendations for an effective model of Innu education and selected programs/models for consideration in
This report presents a series of recommendations for the consideration of the educational leaders of the Innu of Labrador. In January 2003, researchers from Memorial University of Newfoundland were invited by the Innu of Labrador to conduct a large-scale assessment of the educational needs of their children. The project identified significant learning needs, with various issues such as low attendance, lagging achievement levels and concern for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), being held responsible for poor educational performance. The project report, An Educational Profile of the Learning Needs of Innu Youth was released in 2004. In the wake of that report, the researchers studied educational practices for First Nation youth across Canada, followed by consultations with First Nations people, educators, researchers, and provincial and federal agencies. The result is this two-part report, offering recommendations for Innu education and a series of selected programs/models relevant and appropriate to the Innu context. Acknowledging the unique sets of problems and circumstances among the Innu, the recommendations and models can offer a useful guideline for the implementation of solutions based upon available resources. Without stimulating changes in themselves, they can assist those concerned with the creation of a new educational model for Innu youth.
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Indian Affairs And Northern Development, Canada
Strategic Research Theme
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community and Regional Development