The Importance Of Education In Canada

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This ideology allows our nation to celebrate, express and promote the different spectrums of diversity throughout the land, and this includes working to right past wrong. For instance, the people of Canada have acknowledged the immorality of its choices regarding Indigenous peoples, and are now working their way to reconciliation for the past failures. Before Europeans arrived in North America, Indigenous people were able to satisfy the living requirements through the resources of the natural environment (First Nations in Canada).These people educated their youth in a complex and traditional matter such as participation in cultural and spiritual rituals, group socialization and oral teachings. These techniques provide children the beliefs,…show more content…
Education offers young adults the opportunity to develop individually, to build and acquire new information, and ultimately to evolve into the person one aspires to become. Education is an important institution that shapes society, and establishes knowledgeable citizens at a young age. Under the Canadian constitution, education is a provincial responsibility. This means there are certain differences between the education systems in each province and territory. However, even with these differences, education is important to Canadians, and the standards across the country are relatively high. For instance, the percentage of Canadians aged twenty-five to sixty-four with post-secondary education in 2006 was 60.1% and in 2011 the percentage was 64.1%” (Baisakhi). These statistics exemplify the success rate of the gradual progress the current education system is making on the students in the nation, especially if one considers the difference in annual earnings for full-time working twenty-five to thirty-two year-olds. Graduates that obtain bachelor degrees make a median of 17,000 dollars more compared to their less educated counterparts (Baisakhi). Overall, Canada’s variety of educational opportunities allow individuals to thrive in…show more content…
The government of Canada understands treaties as “constitutionally recognized agreements” (Treaties With Aboriginal People) between the Crown and Aboriginal peoples. Most agreements were described as exchanges that the Indigenous people made in return for setting out promises, obligations and benefits (Treaties With Aboriginal People). Treaties were signed to determine the rights of Indigenous people and governments to use lands that the First nations people occupied. In 1870, one of the negotiated treaties was the right to educate (Treaties with Aboriginal People). This study “focussed on the expectations of education as a treaty right by the original signatories and the current divergent understandings” (Carr-Stewart). These requirements of the treaty include educational services for students that provide First Nations people with the knowledge and skills necessary to prosper in the community. With this, Indigenous and Northern Affairs fund status First Nations or people who are recognized by the federal government as Aboriginal for post-secondary education. Canada’s obligation of maintaining the rights of the Aboriginal people not only provide educational opportunities to all citizens in Canada, but present the country's willingness to make up for past
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