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Creating a Culturally Responsive Learning Program That Benefits All Learners: Exploring the Work of Catalyst Leadership Teams in Selected Saskatchewan Schools

Project #235

Brandon Needham Dr. Michael Cottrell


This inquiry explores the efforts of selected educators to transform schools into more invitational and culturally affirming learning environments as a means of improving Aboriginal student achievement and enhancing cross-cultural harmony in Saskatchewan. In addition to enhancing teaching and learning in K-12 contexts, the project also considers how insights from this research might inform teacher preparation and support the work of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner in advancing treaty knowledge. The inquiry is guided by the following research question: What practices and initiatives created by Catalyst Leadership Teams best facilitate positive learning outcomes for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in Saskatchewan schools?