Education and empathy: Teaching the truth of Canada’s Indigenous peoples – Government of Prince Edward Island

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Education and empathy: Teaching the truth of Canada’s Indigenous peoples – Government of Prince Edward Island

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202232 Views

May 20, 2022

For many, learning is a lifelong process – even for educators.

That’s just one reason government established the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee – or IEAC – last year.

“Teachers have to learn how to teach students about Indigenous issues,” says Jack Headley, a Social Studies and Innovation Leader with the Department of Education and Early Learning.

“And we have to provide them with opportunities to help them do that.”

To better prepare educators to teach Indigenous content, knowledge and culture, the department has begun work on several initiatives, including a professional development course that helps raise awareness on the history of residential schools in Canada.

“It’s part of the department’s commitment to meeting the Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation report,” says Headley.

Read More: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/education-and-empathy-teaching-the-truth-of-canadas-indigenous-peoples

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