Best practices in increasing Aboriginal postsecondary enrolment rates


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R. A. Malatest and Associates (Firm)


Aboriginal postsecondary enrolment and completion rates are significantly lower than those of non-Aboriginals in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. In Canada, statistical data indicated that the level of Aboriginal postsecondary education attainment was as low as a third of that of non-Aboriginals, and levels are especially low for Registered Indians. [This study] was undertaken to research the barriers to higher rates of postsecondary participation facing Aboriginal people, to define existing initiatives in the area of Aboriginal postsecondary education, and to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Indigenous people; Participation; Teaching and learning; Students; Culture and society; Finance; Providers of education and training; Quality; Research; Equity; Statistics

Keywords: Postsecondary education; Enrolment; Barrier; Family; Student services; Financial aid; Funding; Best practice; Case study; University; College; Access to education and training; Transition from secondary to further education and training

Geographic subjects: North America; Canada; United States; Oceania; Australia; New Zealand

Published: Victoria, British Columbia: R. A. Malatest and Associates, 2002

Physical description: [67] p.

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On cover: Prepared for The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 122.924

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