Promising Practices in Supporting Success for Indigenous Students
Indigenous peoples are diverse, within and across nations. However, Indigenous peoples
have experienced colonisation processes that have undermined Indigenous young people’s
access to their identity, language and culture. At the same time, Indigenous children
have not generally had access to the same quality of education that other children
in their country have had access to. These two forces in combination have undermined
the educational opportunities and outcomes of successive generations of Indigenous
children and young people, at times with catastrophic effect.
The six Canadian provinces and territories that participated in this study, along
with New Zealand and Queensland (Australia), are actively seeking to better meet the
educational needs and aspirations of Indigenous students and their families.
The report seeks to identify promising strategies, policies, programmes and practices
that support improved learning outcomes for Indigenous students and to build an empirical
evidence base on Indigenous students in education. The study investigates four areas
in Indigenous education: well-being, participation, engagement and achievement in
education. These outcomes are inter-connected and mutually reinforcing, and each is
essential for the success of every student.
Published on August 09, 2017Also available in: French