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Date of Award
Department or Program Affiliation
Doctorate of Education
Education Leadership and Inclusive Teaching
Bruce, Tim (Professor)
Many Indigenous Tribes within Canada, such as the Sto: Lo and Matsqui First Nations in British Columbia, with whom I work alongside in the Abbotsford School District, have struggled since the time of first contact and colonization to preserve and defend their culture and values. It is through truth, reconciliation, and the hope of working together that we may find common ground moving forward within our society. This research study considered Indigenous peoples’ narratives through interview questions and stories. The research question was what are factors that motivate student success in K-12 public schools in British Columbia, Canada? A small sample of K-12 graduates and faculty participants from within the Abbotsford School District who identified as Indigenous volunteered for the study. The intent was that their responses, their narratives, and their stories could further support motivation and success of more Indigenous students in K-12 public schools throughout British Columbia, Canada.
Indigenous, British Columbia, Abbotsford School District, Motivation, Colonization
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Indigenous children--Education--British Columbia; Motivation in education--British Columbia; Indian students--British Columbia
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Penner, Duane, "FACTORS AFFECTING INDIGENOUS STUDENT MOTIVATION IN K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA" (2023). WWU Graduate School Collection. 1218.