Improving Indigenous student learning
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Brock University researchers have launched a program for teachers and educators who provide academic and cultural support to students in which the culture and language of the Anishnawbek First Nations people is interwoven with mainstream Canadian approaches to education. Courses and content are “culturally responsive” to Indigenous communities in a number of ways.

The aim of the program is to encourage culturally responsive teaching practices and development among these educators that will ultimately enhance the self- and cultural image of the students they teach.

“Students are more likely to be successful in an environment where the educational approach matches their cultural needs and ways. The program maintains the same academic rigour as the mainstream teacher education program, but this program is designed through the lens of Nishnawbe Aski worldviews and cultures.”
Julian Kitchen
Former director of Brock's Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education
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