Public Schools Vs. Canadian Schools

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While there are of coarse similarities between the residential school system and the Canadian pubic school system, there are many major differences. Residential schools were introduced back in the 1870’s, they were made to change the way native children spoke their languages and how they viewed their cultures. The residential school system in Canada was operated by the government, where the native children were aggressively forced away from their loved ones to participate in these schools (“1000 Conversations”). The government had a concept, where “they can "civilize" and Christianize Aboriginal people, whose traditional ways of life were seen as inferior or heathen” (Mccue). They aimed for the children aged of three to eighteen to…show more content…
As they planned this idea with the churches across Canada, it became an unforgettable event for the native people. “The implementation of the Indian Act (1876), the government was required to provide Aboriginal youth with an education and to integrate them into Canadian society” (Miller). These schools changed the way native people lived in Canada. The children in these schools were abused and neglected everyday as a punishment. The reason for this is that the students would talk to other students in their native languages and this caused mayhem for teachers to abuse them in terrible ways. They were hit by sticks and they would use anything else as a weapon to teach them a lesson (Hanson). The treatment in these schools were awful that some were physically changed in appearance. The teachers would give them verbal abuse as well if they continue to do small mistakes. The treatments the children were given resulted in really high death toll rates (Hanson). As this continued the Canadian government wanted to “kill the Indian in the child” (Hanson) to modernize the native children. It was a rule of the government so they can have no native cultures left in the future and remove the unwanted languages of the past. While this is the case, students in the Canadian public schools were not treated horrifically, like the students were in the residential schools. Teachers had become more mature and gave
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