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  • 1. Canada and Distance Learning: Educational Opportunities for the Aboriginal Population Amanda Lerma EDCI 6336-60 Summer I 2012
  • 2. Provinces & Territories Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories Provinces Territories Alberta Northwest Territories British Columbia Nunavut Manitoba Yukon New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan
  • 3. Map of Canada
  • 4. Profile of Canada Population: 34.03 million (July 2011 est.) Area: 9,984,670 million sq. km Capital City: Ottawa Official Languages: English & French Currency: Canadian Dollar Government: Constitutional Monarchy and a federal state with a democratic system of government GDP growth: 3.1 % (2010 est.) Unemployment: 8% (2010 est.) Major Industries: Automobile manufacturing, pulp & paper, iron & steel work Major Trading Partners: United States, UK, Japan & China
  • 5. Educational System of Canada • Canada does not have a national department or ministry of education • Education is regulated by each separate provincial government through the individual ministries of education • Each of these regions has its own government that sets and regulates educational standards for the schools within the region
  • 6. Aboriginal Population • Aboriginal is the name for the original peoples of North America • The Canadian Constitution recognizes 3 groups of Aboriginal peoples which include Indians, Métis, and Inuit • The Aboriginal groups make up 4% of the Canadian population • They are predominantly located in the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan
  • 7. Limited Educational Access for the Aboriginal Population • Many Aboriginals live in small and remote areas that do not have on-site secondary schools • Students are forced to relocate or commute long distances if they wish to receive education and training • These hardships take their toll and are a significant cause for the high school dropout rates and low numbers that pursue post-secondary education
  • 8. Learn Canada 2020 • Educational plan developed in 2008 to serve as an outline for all of the ministers of education • The goal of the plan is to improve Canada’s educational systems, learning opportunities, and to improve educational outcomes • One key objective of the plan is to eliminate the gap of academic achievement between the Aboriginal and Non- Aboriginal populations
  • 9. Distance Learning • Technology has provided educational opportunities for the Aboriginal population • In pursuit of the goals of Learn Canada 2020, some of the provinces currently manage online schools/networks that assist in targeting the Aboriginal population
  • 10. Credenda Virtual High School and College • Online institution serving the educational needs of the Aboriginal population of Saskatchewan • The program provides both high school and post-secondary opportunities
  • 11. SunChild E-Learning Community • E-Learning Community that provides educational access to the Aboriginal population of Alberta • Provides access to high school diploma courses, industry training, and university courses
  • 12. Contact North/Contact Nord • Distance education network serving the entire province of Ontario • 112 staffed online learning centers are located in small, rural areas with 26 of these centers located in Aboriginal communities • The network also provides the Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal Distance Education and Online Learning for additional support
  • 13. Factors of Success for Distance Learning in Canada • Technology alone cannot solve educational problems • The online schools /networks discussed in this presentation have been successful with the help of : -teacher development and training -committed leadership -motivated teachers and facilitators -provincial support
  • 14. Canada & Texas Comparison • The rural areas of Canada and Texas face similar challenges in regards to limited educational opportunities • Both Canada and Texas are headed in the right direction as they are working towards improving the opportunities for these areas with modern technology and distance learning
  • 15. References • Barbour, M., State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada 2010, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), November 2010. Retrieved from http://www.inacol.org/research/docs/iNACOL_CanadaStudy10-finalweb.pdf • Barbour, M., State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada 2011, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), November 2011. Retrieved from http://www.inacol.org/research/docs/iNACOL_CanadaStudy_201111.pdf • Canadian Council on Learning. (2009 May). State of E-Learning in Canada May 2009. Retrieved from http://www.ccl-cca.ca/pdfs/E-learning/E-Learning_Report_FINAL-E.PDF • Canadian Council on Learning. (2012 June 28). E-Learning in Canada: First Nations Communities. Retrieved from http://www.ccl-cca.ca/ccl/Reports/StateELearning/ELearningProfiles-Aboriginal.html • Community Literacy of Ontario. (2009 September). Community Literacy of Ontario E-Channel E-Communique September 2009. Retrieved from http://www.nald.ca/clo/communique/09echannel.pdf • Contact North. (2012 June). Online Learning in Canada: At a Tipping Point. A Cross-country Checkup 2012. Retrieved from http://www.contactnorth.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/trends-and- directions/onlinelearningincanadareport_june_2012_-_final.pdf • Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. (2008 April 15). Learn Canada 2020. Retrieved from http://www.cmec.ca/Publications/Lists/Publications/Attachments/187/cmec-2020-declaration.en.pdf • First Nations. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Nations • Foreign & Commonwealth Office. (2011 December 19). Canada Today. Retrieved from http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/country-profile/north- central-america/canada/ • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. (2012 July 04). Canadians in Context – Aboriginal Populations. Retrieved from http://www4.hrsdc.gc.ca/.3ndic.1t.4r@-eng.jsp?iid=36
  • 16. References • Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (2012 April 13). Inuvik SunChild E-learning Centre Earns Recognition and Awards. Retrieved from http://www.irc.inuvialuit.com/publications/pdf/News%20Release%20- %20Sunchild%20Awards%20Apr%2013%2012.pdf • Kyle, C. (2010). Cameco gives $2M to virtual school. The Star Phoenix. Retrieved from http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=d9c90fbd-e6a2-41d0-8025-506ed1b54e1a • Rogers, D. (2011 June 11). AT&T-Mobile merger would be good for Texas schools. The Statesman. Retrieved from http://www.statesman.com/opinion/rogers-at-t-tmobile-merger-would-be-good- 1534501.html • Microsoft Clip Art • Google Images

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