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Teaching Each Other

Nehinuw Concepts and Indigenous Pedagogies

Linda M. Goulet and Keith N. Goulet

  • Published: 2014. Paperback March 2015
  • Subject Listing: Education
  • Bibliographic information: 256 pp., 17 bandw photos, 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

In recent decades, educators have been seeking ways to improve outcomes for Indigenous students. Yet most Indigenous education still takes place within a theoretical framework based in Eurocentric thought. Teaching Each Other provides an alternative framework for teachers working with Indigenous students - one that moves beyond merely acknowledging Indigenous culture to one that actually strengthens Indigenous identity. Drawing on Nehinuw (Cree) concepts such as kiskinaumatowin, or "teaching each other," Goulet and Goulet demonstrate how teachers and students can become partners in education. They provide a template for educators anywhere who want to engage with students whose culture is different from that of the mainstream.
Linda M. Goulet is a professor of Indigenous education at First Nations University of Canada. Keith N. Goulet is an adjunct professor of Indigenous studies at First Nations University of Canada.
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