Are You Providing an Education that Is Worth Caring About? Advice to Non-Native Teachers in Northern First Nations Communities

  • Melissa Oskineegish Lakehead University

Abstract

This article explores the development of culturally relevant teaching practices of non-Native teachers in First Nations communities. The findings were gathered from a qualitative study that asked First Nations and non-Native educators what they believed non-Native teachers needed to know about cultivating student success for First Nations students. Based on participants’ personal stories, suggestions, and advice, this article encourages non-Native teachers to enrich their teaching practices through self-reflection, communication and community engagement, and the right kind of attitude. Participants suggest that these activities can help non-Native teachers create a learning environment that is meaningful to the students they teach.

 

Published
2015-08-24
How to Cite
Oskineegish, M. (2015). Are You Providing an Education that Is Worth Caring About? Advice to Non-Native Teachers in Northern First Nations Communities. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 38(3), 1-25. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/1770
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Articles