Year: 1985 Source: Multicultural Education Journal, v.3, no.2, (November 1985), p.4-16 SIEC No: 19980855

This paper explores the basic cultural differences between Native & Euro-Canadian culture & the implications for Native education policy. Native practices & supports that are in contrast to the dominant society are: extended family, child-rearing, role of elders, interpersonal dynamics & learning styles. A holistic philosophy & psychology of education rooted in traditional Native values is suggested. Native education should develop knowledge, skills & values rooted in centuries old tradition.