AB educators to receive training on Indigenous cultures and perspectives

June 29, 2016

Alberta has signed an agreement and committed funding to ensure that all teachers and administrators in the province get the opportunity to learn about teaching Indigenous issues. Representatives from participating organizations signed the Joint Commitment to Action, which will see almost $5.4M spent in the next three years on professional development for teachers, administrators, and other school staff. The training will not be mandatory but will be encouraged for all educators in the public school system as well as certified teachers who work in private, charter, and First Nations schools. AB also recently announced a six-year project to rework curriculum that includes incorporating First Nations, Métis, and Inuit histories and perspectives. The signatories of the Joint Commitment to Action include Alberta Education, the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the Alberta Association of Deans of Education, the Alberta School Boards Association, the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia, the College of Alberta School Superintendents, and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

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