The Cowichan Tribes early childhood education child and youth care career ladder project
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The Cowichan Tribes ECE/CYC Career Ladder represents a successful amalgamation of two cultures and two value systems. The Career Ladder combines the credentials, education and respect that come from a university-recognized, college-credited, postsecondary program in the cultura.lly and socially valued field of child and youth care with traditional Cowichan Tribes child care values through innovative bi-cultural instruction. A renewed appreciation of First Nations values and heritage now exists for students and faculty, and for the Cowichan Tribes and Malaspina University-College communities. Malaspina University-College hopes that this new approach to education, involving a bicultural generative curriculum model and having Elders instruct students will lead its efforts in cross-cultural educational programming.