Aboriginal Learning: A Review of Current Metrics of Success (2007)

This review is part of a larger project focused on redefining success in Aboriginal learning.

It examines the measures of Aboriginal learning success currently employed by academic researchers and educational practitioners. In addition, the author looks at the sources of information used to shape those measures; analyzes the effectiveness of the measures and data currently being used; and points to the gaps between how learning is measured, and potentially valuable avenues for further research.

As well, he speculates about the similarities and differences between the learning objectives of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. On one hand, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit define success by their ability to participate in the economic and political spheres of the dominant culture; on the other hand, they express a need for an educational system based on their cultural orientations, which may or may not fit with the norms of the majority culture.

However, research is beginning to show that Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learning objectives can be compatible, and it may be possible to reconcile the knowledge systems to a place of convergence.

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2014-01-22
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Scott Tunison. Aboriginal Learning: A Review of Current Metrics of Success 2007. Web. 5 Dec. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/aboriginal_learning_review/aboriginal_learning_review.pdf>
Scott Tunison (2007). Aboriginal Learning: A Review of Current Metrics of Success. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/aboriginal_learning_review/aboriginal_learning_review.pdf
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