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The Effects of residential schools on native child-rearing patterns

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dc.contributor.author Ing, N. Rosalyn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-18T23:30:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-18T23:30:07Z
dc.date.copyright 1990
dc.date.issued 2012-06-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42515
dc.description.abstract This paper examined the apparent 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. New and different behaviours had.to be learned by the children in middle childhood to cope and exist in a parentless environment where no feelings of love or care were demonstrated by the caretakers and the speaking of Cree and other Native languages was forbidden. Values and skills taught by Native parents/elders, and essential for survival in Native society, lost their importance in residential schools; the Native language was not taught to subsequent generations; and the separation of siblings by sex and age created strangers in families. 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. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of British Columbia en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/] en
dc.subject Indians of North America - Education - Canada en_US
dc.subject Indians of North America - Education - British Columbia en_US
dc.subject Church schools - British Columbia en_US
dc.subject Church schools - Canada en_US
dc.subject Indian children - British Columbia en_US
dc.subject Child rearing - British Columbia en_US
dc.title The Effects of residential schools on native child-rearing patterns en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en
dc.degree.name Master of Education - MEd en_US
dc.degree.discipline Educational Administration and Leadership en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of British Columbia en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en

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