The National Indigenous Education Summit is seeking submissions on innovative practices or research focused on promoting and supporting successful transitions along the educational pathways of Indigenous learners. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2012
Further information will be posted at: www.iesummit.ca
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The national Indigenous Education Summit, titled Promoting Successful Transitions, will bring together community members, educators, policy makers, employers, students, and researchers to engage in dialogue about educational pathways for Indigenous learners. Pathways to and through education for Indigenous learners are many and varied, and include movement from elementary to high school, high school to postsecondary, school to the labour market, and between on-reserve and off -reserve schools. These movements represent important transition points that are critical to individual and community success. While it has been widely recognized that there needs to be greater coordination between K-12, postsecondary institutions, and the labour market to support successful transitions, there are few opportunities for key stakeholders from each sector to meet and discuss ideas.
Designed to move from dialogue to action, the Indigenous Education Summit will be a very different kind of conference. The first day will feature a combination of plenary and break-out sessions focused on themes central to educational transitions for Indigenous learners. On the second day, attendees will form working groups based on areas of expertise to develop targeted action items. Throughout the Summit, the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium will facilitate in building networks for future collaboration.
Date: October 4-5, 2012
Location: Queen’s Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake