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Title: Understanding Home-school Relationships within an Indigenous Community in an Urban Public School
Authors: Bromfield, Mandisa
Advisor: Goldstein, Tara
Flessa, Joseph
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: indigenous aboriginal parent and school relationships
Issue Date: 29-Nov-2011
Abstract: This study examines relationships between Indigenous parents and their children’s non-Indigenous teachers. As many Indigenous students are taught by mostly non-Indigenous teachers, this thesis aims to provide teachers with insights or strategies on how to work in a community that is perhaps unknown to them. There are three areas of focus within this thesis: critical issues within systems of education in Indigenous communities, critical issues that Indigenous parents face, and critical issues that schools with Indigenous students face. This project has given both parents and teachers the chance to talk about the experiences of Indigenous children, the experiences of parents and teachers, and the relationships that form between the school, home, and the community. Also included are ideas that can be used by schools, school boards, and Indigenous communities to encourage strong relationships between homes of students and their schools.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30078
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