IJIET 2019 Vol.9(5): 380-383 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.5.1231

Early Childhood Education and Care in Minority Groups in Canada: Development of Young Aboriginal Children

Lan Wang and Xijun Xu

Abstract—This paper raises awareness of early childhood education and care gap between majority and minority groups in Canada. To address the critical issue in minorities, it analyzes the current situation, and composition of minority groups in Canada grounded on historical perspective. On the basis of the analysis of general early childhood education system in Canada, the diversity between majorities and minorities are reflected through different programs and policies. The Aboriginal group is raised as an example to show the disadvantaged development and the improvement of early care and education under the effort of the federal government and local communities. This paper calls for further study and more attention on early development of children from minorities with the conclusion that the federal government and local communities should cooperate to narrow the gap between majority and minority in a multicultural society.

Index Terms—Early childhood education; minority groups; young aboriginal children.

The authors are with the Wuhan University of Technology, China (e-mail: lindawong77@hotmail.com, 10876504@qq.com).

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Cite: Lan Wang and Xijun Xu, "Early Childhood Education and Care in Minority Groups in Canada: Development of Young Aboriginal Children," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 380-383, 2019.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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