UNESCO's role in the development of higher education in a globalized world
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) & National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAFF)Publisher:
Association of Universities and Colleges of CanadaLink: http://hdl.voced.edu.au/10707/335369Keywords:
The National Working Summit on Aboriginal Postsecondary Education produced important commitments for action from its participants and substantive policy recommendations for the federal government. Organized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, over 50 participants from universities, colleges, Aboriginal institutes, charities, Aboriginal organizations and the private sector took part. This document provides an overview of the summit including summaries of the three concurrent breakout groups. Each group focused on a different component of the Aboriginal postsecondary education challenge: academic programs and support services; relations between postsecondary and K-12 education; and federal government support programs and funding. < Back
Through consensus, summit participants committed to four key objectives: (1) to take a holistic approach to ensure successful transitions for students and to help more Aboriginal students complete their postsecondary education; (2) to work collaboratively, seeking opportunities to partner with other interested organizations, to share knowledge about what approaches are most successful; (3) to continue to seek increased federal funding for Aboriginal students; and, (4) to continue advocating for increased federal funding for Aboriginal-focused support programs at universities and colleges.