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ERIC Number: ED624554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 47
Abstractor: ERIC
Resources to Help States Advance Education for Native Students: Circles of Reflection
National Comprehensive Center
The National Comprehensive Center's (NCC's) Native Education Collaborative developed resources to build the capacity of state education agencies (SEAs) in collaboration with tribes and local education agencies (LEAs) to enhance the learning lives of Native children and youth. The Native Education Collaborative developed the Circles of Reflection to engage SEAs, tribes, and LEAs in rich, reflective discussions and strategic planning to provide high quality, motivating educational experiences that improve Native students' academic attainment. This document provides detailed information and instructions for using the Circles of Reflection efficiently and effectively. The Circles of Reflection process enables SEAs to lead with equity to affect systemic transformation. The process involves a series of guided discussions to be held within three circles: (1) The First Circle engages key personnel within the SEAs to describe and reflect on their current efforts in Native education in each of the six categories; (2) The Second Circle features facilitated reflection questions to promote dialogue among SEAs, LEAs, and TEDs to collectively generate information on what is in place and working well, what is not working well, and where there are gaps; and (3) The Third Circle enables the SEAs to focus on opportunities where they can collaborate with the LEAs and TEDs to achieve mutually identified outcomes relative to the conclusions and priorities that arose in the Second Circle.
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center (NCC), Native Education Collaborative
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A