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Aboriginal early childhood education in Canada: Issues of context

Resource Type: Literature Review
Author(s): Preston, Jane; Cottrell, Michael; Pelletier, Terrance R.; Pearce, Joseph V.
Date Issued: February, 2012
Description: Herein we provide a literature synthesis pertaining to the state of Aboriginal early childhood education in Canada. We identify key features of quality Aboriginal early childhood programs. The background and significance of early childhood education for Aboriginal peoples is explicated. Cultural compatibility theory is employed as the philosophical basis to conceptualize quality Aboriginal early childhood education. Based on this theoretical premise, we suggest Aboriginal early childhood programs should incorporate Aboriginal pedagogy, be infused with Aboriginal language and culture, be adequately staffed by qualified Aboriginal educators, be structured to empower Aboriginal communities and incorporate full-day kindergarten. Prominent Aboriginal early childhood programs are featured within the article. (author abstract)
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Journal Title: Journal of Early Childhood Research
Volume Number: 10
Issue Number: 1
Page Range: 3-18
Topics: Children & Child Development > Child Characteristics > Race/Ethnicity

International Child Care & Early Education > Single-Country Studies

Programs, Interventions & Curricula > Programs
ISSN: 1476-718X Paper
1741-2927 Online
Peer Reviewed: yes
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