Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

Tile #23

Good or Bad?

Good or Bad?

Teaching Statement:

Nuns and others in positions of power in residential schools meted out harsh discipline and rare instances of positive affirmation. Harsh physical punishment was the norm.

The gift of a single hair barrette for a year of good behavior is an example of a rare kind gesture.

Reflective Questions:

What beliefs underlie a highly punitive approach to education?

 If you were raised in an institution and unable to depend on others to meet more than your basic needs, how might this impact on your ability to trust others?