14 record(s) found with the tag "educational development" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Devolution of Power and Aboriginal Education in Canada: The Impact of Structure and Jurisdiction
Principal Investigator: Estok, Erin
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: Aims of this research are to make an academic contribution to the existing literature and ongoing consultation processes that will inform the First Nations Education Act, slated to be tabled in Parliament in Sept. 2014. Methodology: The project will compare educational outcomes in three Aboriginal communities at varying points on the self-governance continuum. This project will examine both...


A Performance Measurement Framework for Closing the Aboriginal Student Achievement Gap in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Martin, Marissa
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This study will focus on the following: 1) The development of a formal performance measurement framework focused on the Closing the Aboriginal Student Achievement Gap Initiative. This framework will serve as a blueprint for program managers to use in measuring and reporting on the results and outcomes of this Initiative over its lifecycle. 2) The development of a supporting decision making logi...


Dogrib Language Documentation and Revitalization in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Jaker, Alessandro M
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2009 2008 2007 2005
Summary: The goal of this research is to produce an intermediate-level Dogrib language reader, for young people who have some basic knowledge of the language but are still struggling with more difficult or complex forms. The stories themselves will focus on local legends, and local history of the Yellowknives Dene. Thus, the goals are both to increase young people's competence in Dogrib, and make traditi...


Partnering with Parents and Community Members in Education
Principal Investigator: Taylor, Donald M.
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009
Summary: All of the objectives of this research are designed to be beneficial to members of Inuit communities. The goals of the research are to: 1 - Support territorial ministries of education, regional education authorities and local communities to address the strategic educational challenges they face. 2 - Build the capacity within each territory/region that will enable individuals at the community, m...


A Community-Based Participatory Action Research Video-Making Project to Celebrate and Promote Family Literacy in the Western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Robinson, Suzanne M
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: The main goal of this Master's level research project is to create a video featuring local people expressing their views about how education and learning are an important part of family and community life. Through the making of the video, family literacy will be celebrated and promoted as a way of advancing literacy, in general. The project has three main components: the creation of a video about...


SHARING OUR SUCCESS: Ten Case Studies in Aboriginal Schooling
Principal Investigator: Tolley, Charles (Chuck) H
Licenced Year(s): 2006
Summary: The objectives are to determine the success factors at Chief Jimmy Bruneau School and to publish these in a final report that will provide evidence-based information and recommendations that other aboriginal schools could incorporate into improving education for aboriiginal students. The research will take place at Chief Jimmy Bruneau School in Bechoko. Interviews will take place with a variet...


North of 60: Architecture, Place and Identity
Principal Investigator: Bender, Emilee
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: The project will explore how a reconsidered learning environment may better respond to the cultural and educational needs of northern learners. It will include a study of both formal and informal learning environments, traditional building practices, and will also explore how traditional native teachings, ceremonial and ritual spaces, as well as appropriate technologies could be utilized to enhanc...


Implications of Industrial Development for Course Offerings at Aurora College, NWT.
Principal Investigator: Hodgkins, Andrew P
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: The purpose of this study is to learn how industry and industrial development in the Northwest Territories is affecting course offerings at Aurora College. Some of the questions to be answered include: Has program expansion been evenly distributed or focused in just one area? Has the college received subsidies and support by private industry to develop programs? If so, how has this impacted other...


For The Future: Parents Priorities For Their Children's Education In A Northern Community
Principal Investigator: Ruttan, Lia
Licenced Year(s): 2001
Summary: The proposed study will examine differences in parents viewpoints related to their priorities for their childrens learning experience and educational goals. The reseacrcher will survey parents in Fort Smith, NT to determine what factors are important to them regarding their children's public education. Interviews will be conducted following identification of key issues emerging from the survey d...


Establishing key factors that enable selected Northern Metis students to succeed academically in Southern post-secondary institutions
Principal Investigator: Kurszewski, Denise
Licenced Year(s): 1999
Summary: The proposed study will hopefully disclose the positive elements of academic success among northern Metis students. Students presently attending post-secondary institutions will be selected. In-depth interviews will be conducted using the 'self-narrative' approach. The Metis Nation will use the outcome as a guide to implementing the practices in overall planning, thus empowering and strengthening...


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