Lessons Learned : Effectiveness Of Courses Developed For Aboriginal Teachers Candidates Delivered At A Distance

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Article Review: Lessons Learned: Effectiveness of Courses Developed for Aboriginal Teacher Candidates Delivered at a Distance Distance education (DE) can act as the bridge to higher education and training for rural, marginalized, and diverse populations’ access to higher education and training. In Canada, ensuring Aboriginal people have access to equivalent and culturally appropriate educational opportunities is not just a matter of learning, but also a matter of ethics, especially within a globalized knowledge economy. Higher education is directly linked to employability, financial stability, and positive health outcomes. In a country that thrives on diversity and democracy, it is in our best interest to work to develop accessible, student-centered, and culturally relevant education for Aboriginal people. Exploring the available evidence-based literature is critical to this endeavor. Here, we review an article by Gordon, Hodson, and Kitchen (2014), provides a brief summary, and present a critical analysis.
Article Summary
The study by Gordon et al. (2014) was published in the journal of E-learning and Distance Education. This journal follows a peer-review process, aims to encourage more evidence-based work in the field of DE, and contributes to the international scholarship of DE (International Journal of E-Learning and Distance Education, 2015). Gordon et al. (2014) present a DE pilot project designed to educate the educator. Aboriginal teachers, some of whom…

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