Source: Lakehead Public Schools
Focus: School staff and Administrators
Summary: This handbook entitled “Aboriginal Presence in Our Schools: A Guide for Staff” is prepared for Lakehead Public Schools’ staff and administrators. The objective is to build Aboriginal cultural awareness by providing background information to staff and administrators on Aboriginal heritage and traditions, cultural teachings, celebrations, treaties, terminology, best practices and community linkages to Aboriginal community agencies.
Factors that can contribute to Aboriginal student success are teaching strategies to Aboriginal learner needs, curriculum with an Aboriginal perspective, sound counselling and support services, a school environment that will make everyone feel welcome, parental engagement and an understanding of Aboriginal cultures, histories and perspectives which will allow sensitivity to Aboriginal education needs.
Lakehead Public Schools is committed to improving and supporting Aboriginal student success by focusing on three priorities: 1) Quality Instruction and Assessment 2) School Climate and 3) Parental Engagement.