The Role of School in the Lives of Northern Aboriginal Youth
Principal Investigator: Davison, Colleen (1)
Licence Number: 13744
Organization: University of Calgary
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Issued: Feb 14, 2005
Project Team: Dr. Nancy

Objective(s): Less than half of all aboriginal students presently finish high school in Canada. Because schooling is strongly correlated with health, the objectives of this study are as follows: 1) to gain an understanding of the role school plays in the lives of northern aboriginal youth; 2) to gain an understanding of the meaning of schooling and education to aboriginal youth in a resource-rich area of Canada's north; 3) to build capacity by involving aboriginal youth and local communities in the research process; and 4) to widely disseminate the knowledge gained from this study, in order to assist in the development of future research, practice guidelines, interventions, and/or public policy.