ERIC Number: EJ1169177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Active Research in the Age of Reconciliation: A Relationship-Based Approach for Non-Indigenous Researchers
Carreau, Robert; Robinson, Daniel B.
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v18 n2 p3-22 2017
This article recounts a five-year journey connecting Acadian and Mi'kmaw schools in Nova Scotia, Canada. We trace the unfolding of relationships between minority school students and administrators through both natural and semi-structured dialogues. We believe this work contributes to the emerging field of research called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, TRC (2015) "to advance understanding of reconciliation" (p. 331). Drawing upon Battiste (2000), our research design represents a journey in the four directions of the Medicine Wheel. This journey is superimposed on an action research cycle. Three primary recommendations are offered for future research, whether it is collaborative, community-based, or for independent academic requirements.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Minority Group Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Administrators, Intercultural Communication, Racial Bias, Researchers, Research Methodology, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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