Breaking Trail: Evaluating the Development of a Community-Engaged Curriculum with Former Residential School Students
The purpose of this case study is to explore the process used by the Government of the Northwest Territories` Department of Education, Culture and Employment (GNWT-ECE) to develop the NWT’s residential school curriculum. The research will try to understand what the process looked like, who was involved and what the experience was like for the people who helped produce the curriculum. The objectives of this project are to:
- Document the community engagement and curriculum development process and provide a visual representation of the process;
- Explore the experiences of community stakeholders who participated in the process;
- Share the strengths and weaknesses of this curriculum development approach from the perspective of community participants and government;
- Highlight critical lessons learned in an accessible format for dissemination to other jurisdictions and communities.
Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment is carrying out this research project in partnership with Aurora College.
Dave Porter, Chair of the School of Education, Aurora College.
Andrew Canning, Senior Researcher, Planning, Research and Evaluation, Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories.
John Stewart, Director, Teaching and Learning, Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories.
Marie Claude Michaud, Research Assistant, Aurora Research Institute, Aurora College.