The two volumes comprising Indian Education in Canada present the first full-length discussion of this important subject since the adoption in 1972 of a new federal policy moving toward Indian control of Indian education. Volume 1 analyzes the education of Indian children by whites since the arrival of the first Europeans in Canada. Volume 2 is concerned with the wide-ranging changes that have taken place since 1972.
Much of the material is original and does offer insight into an area of study about which relatively little has been published. The content is useful both in its own right and as a frame of reference for recent developments in Indian Education.
Foreword / Chief John Snow
1 The Legacy of the Past: An Overview / Jean Barman, Yvonne Hebert, Don McCaskill
2 Micmac Literacy and Cognitive Assimilation / Marie Battiste
3 Education for Francization: The Case of New France in the Seventeenth Century / Cornelius J. Jaenen
4 “No Blanket to be Worn in School”: The Education of Indians in Nineteenth-Century Ontario / J. Donald Wilson
5 Creating Little Dominions within the Dominion: Early Catholic Indian Schools in Saskatchewan and British Columbia / Jacqueline Gresko
6 Separate and Unequal: Indian and White Girls at All Hallows School, 1884-1920 / Jean Barman
7 A Very Imperfect Means of Education: Indian Day Schools in the Yukon Territory, 1890-1955 / Ken Coates
8 The Changing Experience of Indian Residential Schooling: Blue Quills, 1931-1970 / Diane Persson
Notes on Contributors
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