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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/2718

Title: Informal learning: cultural experiences and entrepreneurship among Aboriginal people
Authors: Wotherspoon, Terry
Butler, Joanne
Keywords: power relations and social inequality in work and learning
adult basic education
adult education
First Nations
cultural influences
cultural isolation
economic opportunities
education work relationships
educational attitudes
educational demand
empowerment
entrepreneurship
indigenous populations
informal education
outcomes of Canada
Canada
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Education and Work, OISE/UT
Series/Report no.: NALL Working Paper;4
Abstract: This discussion paper is concerned with interactions among formal learning; informal learning and life conditions and opportunities experienced by Aboriginal people in Canada. The contradictory importance of education for Aboriginal people is examined with respect to three related aspects of these relationships. First, the paper summarizes accounts of student experiences in conventional and alternative school settings in three Saskatchewan communities, exploring how these relate to the students' broader cultural and home environments. Second, it examines the formal and informal educational experiences of a small group of adults surveyed in an urban Indian and Metis Friendship Centre. Third, it explores a number of issues that arise around the emergence of entrepreneurial training and entrepreneurship, areas thought by many commentators to be a possible way of bridging formal and informal learning and overcoming the longstanding marginalization of Aboriginal people from labour market and economic participation
URI: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/sese/csew/nall/res/04informallearning.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/1807/2718
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