A Selected Literature Review for Adult Learner Success: Aboriginal Upgrading Program (2012)

Published by Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, this document is based on a review of studies by Aboriginal scholars, as well as relevant government reports. The authors’ goal was to implement promising practices suggested by the literature into the college’s Aboriginal upgrading program.

The authors note that many Aboriginal people face a variety of barriers that affect their educational success. Learners will benefit from practitioners who understand these barriers.

Based on their analysis, the authors conclude that for Aboriginal learners, educational engagement works best when it is approached from a holistic standpoint. Guidance, support, encouragement, and acknowledgement enable Aboriginal learners to open themselves to the world and define their place in it.

Cultural awareness, early interventions, and guidance in discovering individual gifts are all part of a holistic approach and contribute greatly to the learning experience.

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Karen Mercer, April Bellegarde and Alice Charland. A Selected Literature Review for Adult Learner Success: Aboriginal Upgrading Program 2012. Web. 15 Apr. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/bowvalley/selected_lit_review/selected_lit_review.pdf>
Karen Mercer, April Bellegarde & Alice Charland (2012). A Selected Literature Review for Adult Learner Success: Aboriginal Upgrading Program. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/bowvalley/selected_lit_review/selected_lit_review.pdf
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