Battiste, M. (1984). A historical investigation of the social and cultural consequences of Micmac literacy. (Unpublished Doctor of Education disseration). Stanford University, Stanford California.
DAL/Kill - E 99 M6 B37 1983
CBU - E 99 M6 B27 1983
CBU/MRC - Report #54 MRC 98-54-408
This doctoral research study examines the developmental changes in Mi'kmaq literacy - the history and nature of the writing systems, contexts in which they were used, and the consequences to Mi'kmaq society. Deals with the problem of literacy research based on the western model of literacy. Chronicles the efforts of missionaries like Father Maillard, Pacifique, Buisson, and Rev. Silas Rand to pass on Mi'kmaq literacy through the Roman script. Concludes with an examination of the evolution of the writing systems for educational purposes using scripts developed by Bernie Francis and Douglas Smith, proponents for the Pacifique system with Mildred Millea and other systems currently in use at various Mi’kmaq communities.