Effects of residential schools on Native child-rearing patterns
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Ing, Rosalyn N.
"This paper examines the effects of residential schools on the child-rearing patterns of Natives who attended these schools. Evidence came from the literature and from three interviews with persons who attended residential schools, one male elder and two females, who answered four open-ended questions. The findings suggest that this type of educational experience caused psychological and cultural losses in self-esteem, child-rearing patterns, and Native Indian language. These experiences will presumably be transmitted in some form to the next generation, thereby affecting the way Natives view themselves. To restore confidence in themselves and respect for essential patterns of child-rearing, the process of healing is vital and recommended."

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Chapter 1 Introduction -- The disintegration of traditional Native families -- Effects of separation on young children -- Establishing the Anglican residential school system -- The role of language and culture -- The role of the elders -- Effects of residential schools on child-rearing patterns -- Summary -- Chapter 2 Purpose, definition of terms, design, and significance of the study -- Chapter 3 Reporting the findings -- Introduction -- Findings from the literature review -- Findings from the interviews -- Chapter 4 Summary findings, recommendations, and conclusions -- Summary findings -- Recommendations -- Limitations of the study -- Conclusions -- References -- Appendices.
Major paper for the Degree of Master of Education, Department of Administrative, Adult and Higher Education (Educational Administration) Ts''kel Program.


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