ERIC Number: EJ726559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-15
Reference Count: 12
Mother Earth's Children's Charter School in Canada: Imagining a New Story of School
Pearce, Marni; Crowe, Charlene; Letendre, Martha; Letendre, Charlie; Baydala, Lola
Childhood Education, v81 n6 p343 Aug 2005
Throughout her 10-year teaching career, Charlene Crowe was concerned that the minds, spirits, and physical needs of indigenous children were not being addressed, let alone embraced, through the public school system in Canada. In the fall of 1996, Charlene shared her vision for a better educational approach with two aboriginal Elders. Her vision turned into reality in late August 2003 when over 300 students, teachers, parents, community elders, and researchers gathered to witness the official opening of Mother Earth's Children's Charter School (MECCS), the first indigenous charter school in Canada. In this article, the authors share several stories of how MECCS has touched the lives of the indigenous children in Canada.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada