Indigenous learners represent a pool of untapped talents for positively influencing Canada’s economy. But there is a policy need to better enable indigenous learners’ access to higher education. This study presents a synthesis of views and perspectives extracted from eight published studies concerning Aboriginal educational experiences. Canadian indigenous learners were found to have the following views regarding their experiences with post-secondary education: anxiety about moving away from home, trepidation about transitioning from rural to urban spaces, uncertainty about social acceptance and long-term prospects; fear of racism and racial exclusion; and worry that their traditions will not be acknowledged or respected.
Deonandan, Raywat; Janoudi, Ghayath; and Uzun, Mara
"Closing the Aboriginal Education Gap: A Systematic Review of Indigenous Educational Experiences in Canada,"
Journal of Educational Leadership in Action: Vol. 6:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/ela/vol6/iss1/5
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