Improving Indigenous Students’ Success Through an Analysis and Implementation of Promising Teaching Practices

Researchers: Terry Craig and Cheryl Treptow
October 2020

The purpose of our study was to bring together a diverse group of culturally responsive lead leaders to see what knowledge and understanding could be gained to better support Indigenous students within the Northwest School Division (NWSD).

The lead learner group was comprised of personnel from a provincial school division, tribal council, and a federally run band school. The group included Elders, classroom teachers, and educational leaders. 

Our objective was to identify perceived barriers and to research promising practices to incorporate into NWSD schools to better support educators as they work to improve the success of our Indigenous students by researching the question: How can a diverse group of culturally responsive lead learners support educators in their efforts to improve the success of Indigenous students in a school setting?