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dc.contributor.authorMosher, Marial M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-21T12:37:28Z
dc.date.available2014-10-21T12:37:28Z
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.otherAAINN80161en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/55330
dc.descriptionThis study grew out of an interest in Indian-non-Indian relations and field work carried out between 1967 and 1972. This period of time coincided with the initial reaction of Indians to the Federal Government's proposal to shift responsibility for Indian administration to the provinces. During the time that ensued, research on Indian affairs and the teaching of courses on Canadian indigenous peoples further developed my understanding of Indian administration.en_US
dc.descriptionIn pursuing this study, the focus initially was on adult education with a pilot study done while I taught a course on social organization to a group of adults of the Millbrook Reserve in Nova Scotia. The emphasis changed as research brought to light the relationship of the general policies with regard to Indian administration and the school systems provided for the Indians. It became evident that formal education was used as a tool to achieve the goal of assimilation rather than the development of Indian students and the fostering of pride of inheritance.en_US
dc.descriptionThe period of 1967 to 1972 is historically significant as it marked the development of policies which were designed to bring about assimilation, but were, of themselves, contradictions of this goal. The relationship which developed was a dominant-subordinate one with the attendant dependency such a policy fosters. The education systems of this period also reflect the ambivalence of administrative policies. The Indians' own proposal with regard to education was the culmination of this period of education over which they had no control. This thesis is an attempt to relate general public policy for Indian affairs to the particular policies pursued in, and for, Indian schools.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Dalhousie University (Canada), 1992.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherDalhousie Universityen_US
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dc.subjectHistory, Canadian.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Administration.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, History of.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical Science, Public Administration.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.en_US
dc.titleGovernment of Canada and the education of the Canadian Indian: The Nova Scotia Micmac experience, 1867 to 1972.en_US
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dc.contributor.degreePh.D.en_US
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