A guide for people conducting research on topics related to Aboriginal early childhood education, care and policy.
Use this guide to:
Bibliographies can provide a wealth of further research materials and possible research trajectories. Remember also that people are "resources" for research and are often happy to share knowledge and contacts. Our Research and Policy staff is also happy to do the same.
We appreciate your sharing important works by contacting us with any relevant documentation so that we may share them in turn.
The type of search terms a researcher should use to find resources about Aboriginal early childhood care and education will vary depending on the institution. Some, like BCACCS, use current and culturally acceptable terms such as "Aboriginal", "Indigenous" and "First Nation". Other institutions that use Library of Congress subject headings will use terms like "Indians of North America" and "Native Peoples", which are widely considered inadequate and outdated.
Here is an article addressing this issue: Update on subject headings for Aboriginal peoples in Canada
Here are some potential search terms for finding resources on Aboriginal ECDC: