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ERIC Number: EJ806979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-9
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
From School in Community to a Community-Based School: The Influence of an Aboriginal Principal on Culture-Based School Development
Lewthwaite, Brian
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n64 p1-18 Oct 2007
This paper explores the history and processes associated with the transformation of a northern Canadian Aboriginal school into a culture-based community school for its Metis, Inuvialuit and Gwichin citizens. In particular, the role of the principal, a local Aboriginal, as a leader in initiating and facilitating the transformative change is examined. The factors providing the impetus for change and processes fostering change are examined through the critical lens of Kaupapa Maori Theory, a guiding framework for transformative praxis in New Zealand Maori schools. Finally, the paper examines current developments in the area of science curriculum development and delivery within this school community that are consistent with culture- and place-based education practice and the aspirations of the community. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2. Tel: 204-474-9004; Fax: 204-474-7564; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; New Zealand