Curriculum as Treaty – Dealing with Resistance Towards Treaty Education

1. What is the purpose of teaching Treaty Ed (specifically) or First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) Content and Perspectives (generally) where there are few or no First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples? The purpose of teaching Treaty Education or Nations, Metis and Inuit Content and Perspective to a population with few or non-Indigenous peoples is … Continue reading Curriculum as Treaty – Dealing with Resistance Towards Treaty Education

ECS 210 Assignment #1 – Decolonizing Curriculum

The Canadian education system was used as a tool to assimilate white non-Anglo Saxons and people of colour into British culture. Although Canada is no longer a colony, the education system rooted in colonial education and still is heavily influenced by its colonial history. In Lisa Kortewag and Tesa Fiddler's article, "Unearning Colonial Identities While … Continue reading ECS 210 Assignment #1 – Decolonizing Curriculum

Curriculum as citizenship – What is Citizenship Education?

What is citizenship education? First, we should define what a citizen is. According to the Macmillan Dictionary, a citizen is "someone who has the right to live permanently in a particular country and has the right to the legal and social benefits of that country as well as legal obligations towards it." We as Canadian … Continue reading Curriculum as citizenship – What is Citizenship Education?