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ERIC Number: EJ1016223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
The Community-First Land-Centred Theoretical Framework: Bringing a "Good Mind" to Indigenous Education Research?
Styres, Sandra D.; Zinga, Dawn M.
Canadian Journal of Education, v36 n2 p284-313 2013
This article introduces an emergent research theoretical framework, the community-first Land-centred research framework. Carefully examining the literature within Indigenous educational research, we noted the limited approaches for engaging in culturally aligned and relevant research within Indigenous communities. The community-first Land-centred research framework was created by reflecting on how we engaged in research collaborations with Indigenous communities. This process of reflection led us to realize that within our research we had been developing a research framework that was culturally-aligned, relevant, and based on respectful relations that differed in important ways from other community oriented research framework. We articulate how we differentiate this framework from community-based approaches to research and discuss the community-first Land-centred research framework's foundational principles. We draw upon lessons learned through our various collaborations over the past seven years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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