Indigenous-focused learning in Ontario schools.
By Steve Brearton
An infographic titled By the Numbers: Indigenous Studies, Indigenous-focused learning in Ontario schools. by Steve Brearton. It is divided into five sections.
The first section is titled Student Recognition and presents the following data for the number of students who self-identify as Indigenous: From 2009 to 2010, 8,684 students self-identified as Indigenous. From 2011 to 2012: 23,110. From 2013 to 2014: 33,509. From 2015 to 2016: 40,597. The source for this information is the Ministry of Education, 2018 and does not include students attending First Nation schools.
The second section is titled Growing Inclusivity and is divided into two sections. The first section presents the following data for Ontario student course enrolment in Indigenous language programs from 2006 to 2016. From 2006 to 2007 there were 4,302 students enrolled. From 2015 to 2016 there were 7,795 students enrolled. The number of students grew by 81%. The second section presents the following data for Ontario student course enrolment in First Nation, Metis and Inuit studies from 2006 to 2016. From 2006 to 2007 there were 1,134 students enrolled. From 2015 to 2016 there were 22,195 students enrolled. The number of students grew 1,857%. The source for this information is the Ministry of Education, 2018.
The last section is titled Ongoing Teacher Education and lists the following statistics: There were 981 AQs completed in 27 separate Indigenous-focused courses offered by the College since 2001. 26 AQ courses related to Indigenous-focused learning accredited by the College as of 2019. 8 AQ courses related to Indigenous education currently under development by the College and other stakeholders.
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