Meeting in the Middle: An Exploration of Distance Education and First Nation in Canada
Teprine Baldo, Bryn Holmes, Concordia University, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Distance Education in a First Nations context is an important acid test for the successful integration of culturally relevant teaching materials and methods. We would argue here that there are First Nation school boards that work closely with isolated as well as regional communities with great success in an education style that is in tune with learners from the First Nations in Canada. This paper will identify successful examples of such partnerships and conclude with lessons for the wider community.
Baldo, T. & Holmes, B. (2006). Meeting in the Middle: An Exploration of Distance Education and First Nation in Canada. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 770-774). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 23, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/22140/.
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