A northern Canadian indigenous principal responds to the aspirations of her community

Lewthwaite, Brian, and Illasiak, Velma (2012) A northern Canadian indigenous principal responds to the aspirations of her community. In: American Education Research Association Annual Meeting. From: American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, April 13-17, 2012, Vancouver, BC.

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This paper explores the history and processes associated with the transformation of a northern Canadian Aboriginal school into a culture-based community school for its Metis, Inuvialuit and Gwichin citizens. In particular, the role of the principal, a local Aboriginal, as a leader in initiating and facilitating the transformative change is examined. The factors providing the impetus for change and processes fostering change are examined through the critical lens of Kaupapa Maori Theory, a guiding framework for transformative praxis in New Zealand Maori schools. Finally, the paper examines current developments in the area of science curriculum development and delivery within this school community that are consistent with culture- and place-based education practice and the aspirations of the community.

Item ID: 40405
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 00:04
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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