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Determining the role of Language and Culture in First Nations Schools: A comparison of the First Nations Education Act with the Policy of the Assembly of First Nations

In this article, Lindsay A. Morcom explores the incongruence between the federal government’s proposed First Nations Education Act and the approach of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) regarding language and culture education. She also examines research concerning potential outcomes of their approaches to determine what would be most beneficial to learners. Language and culture inclusion in schools has been shown to impact significantly on academic and social outcomes for Aboriginal youth.

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