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SFU accepts First Peoples’ English course

June 12, 2008

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SFU’s senate voted unanimously June 2 to accept English 12 First Peoples, a new English course for high school students, as the academic equivalent of English 12.

The B.C. government will implement the new course across the province in September. It teaches aboriginal and other students literacy skills through First Nations’ principles of learning, focusing on native experiences, values, beliefs and history.

Students who earn credits for English 12 First Peoples will qualify for entry into post-secondary educational institutions and programs on the same basis as those who earn credit for English 12.

The universities of Victoria, Northern B.C. and Thompson Rivers have already agreed to accept the course and UBC is also seeking approval from its senate.
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