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Best Practices in Including Aboriginal Peoples in the Curriculum


Criteria for Identifying Bias

An outline of criteria that may be employed to identify forms of bias when analyzing the content of instructional material.

Integrating Aboriginal Teaching and Values into the Classroom

Research Monograph #11, by Dr. Pamela Toulouse. This monograph is part of the research-into-practice series produced by a partnership between The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat and the Ontario Association of Deans of Education.  It discusses how schools can support Aboriginal education.

Teaching Indigenous Literature

Notes on how to assess, select and teach indigenous literature.

American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)

From the site:  "American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society."

Oyate Criteria for Evaluating Books

The Oyate website offers a comprehensive list of criteria for evaluating literature resources for use in classrooms, both within and without an Aboriginal Education context.  This list is a companion piece to the book "How To Tell The Difference: A Guide to Evalutating Children's Books for Anti-Indian Bias", which includes a list of criteria for evaluating anti-Indian bias on the book website.

Our Words, Our Ways: Teaching First Nations, Metis and Inuit Learners 

A resource guide of best practices for teaching First Nations, Metis and Inuit Learners drafted by the Aboriginal Services Branch, Alberta Education. 

Best Practices for Teaching Aboriginal Students

This document is adapted from Theresa Wilson's Master's Thesis: Conversations with First Nations Educators, 2001.  

10 Things Teachers Should Never Do When Teaching Native Kids

When teachers have a limited understanding of Aboriginal history, culture and realities, they can often reinforce stereotypes and solidify the divides that exist between communities when teaching Aboriginal content in the classroom.  This article offers 10 specific things to avoid when approaching Aboriginal education.

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