Successful Aboriginal Schools Profiled

    KELOWNA, BC, March 8 /CNW/ - A study released today identifies promising
approaches for reducing the achievement gap for Aboriginal learners. Sharing
Our Success: More Case Studies in Aboriginal Schooling is based on a 2006
study of ten exemplary schools. The report highlights effective strategies in
these schools and examines systemic issues affecting the progress of
Aboriginal students. The 350-page report makes 21 recommendations.
    A mix of band-operated and provincial or territorial schools were
included in the study:

    Akwesasne Mohawk Schools, ON/QC       Mount Carmel Elementary, ON
    Chief Jimmy Bruneau School, NWT       Wapanohk Community School, MB
    Ecoles Whiskeychan & Winnibekuu, QC   Nuiyak School, NU
    Eskasoni School, NS                   S'et A'newey School, NL
    Kitigan Zibi School, QC               N'Swakamok Native Friendship Centre
                                          School, ON

    Principal author of the report is University of Winnipeg Professor George
Fulford with regional researchers. The study was commissioned by the Society
for the Advancement of Excellence in Education (SAEE).

    To view full report with Executive Summary:

For further information:

For further information: Helen Raham, Research Director, SAEE, Tel.
(250) 717-1163,; George Fulford, Tel. (204) 786-9716 (office)
or (204) 223-4023 (cell)

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