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ERIC Number: EJ1018576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
The Wicehtowak Partnership: Improving Student Learning by Formalizing the Family-Community-School Partnership
Tunison, Scott
American Journal of Education, v119 n4 p565-590 Aug 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which formalization of the family-community-school partnership through the Wicehtowak Partnership influenced educational outcomes for Aboriginal students in one urban school district. It finds that the community engagement process employed by the school district for creating the partnership itself led to stronger and more positive relationships between the school district and the community organizations representing Aboriginal families. While the stated purpose for creating the partnership was to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal students, school district statistics did not point to a significant improvement in student learning outcomes. There was, however, positive feedback from Aboriginal students with regard to their learning experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada