A Study of Aboriginal Teachers’ Professional Knowledge and Experience in Canadian Schools


This qualitative study, initiated by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation’s Advisory Committee on Aboriginal Education and funded by the Canadian Council on Learning, explores the professional knowledge and experiences of Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) teachers. Conducted by Verna St. Denis, Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, the study seeks to address the urgent need to improve and promote Aboriginal education. The continuing goal of the study is to promote ongoing dialogue and learning about Aboriginal education within teachers’ organizations and the broader educational community.