People for Education: What matters in indigenous education

April 20, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

People for Education has released a paper titled What Matters in Indigenous Education: Implementing a vision committed to holism, diversity and engagement, by Pamela Rose Toulouse.

From pages 1-2:

This paper, What Matters In Indigenous Education: Implementing A Vision Committed To Holism, Diversity And Engagement, explores an Indigenous approach to quality learning environments and relevant competencies/skills. It focuses on select work from People for Education and draws out the research, concepts and themes that align with Indigenous determinants of educational success. This paper also expands on this work by offering perspectives and FIGURE 1.0 Holistic Model of Balance in Living a Good Life Note: This model is an example of the Indigenous concepts that matter and extend beyond current student success measures in education. SPIRITUAL PHYSICAL INTELLECTUAL EMOTIONAL WHAT MATTERS IN INDIGENOUS EDUCATION PEOPLE FOR EDUCATION – MEASURING WHAT MATTERS 2 insights that are Indigenous and authentic in nature. The three sections that frame and further develop this textual/symbolic journey are:

  • Section One: Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Pedagogy And Educational Interconnections
  • Section Two: Reflections On The Four Domains And Their Proposed Competencies And Skills
  • Section Three: Embracing Indigenous Worldview And Quality Learning Environments

For more information see the People for Education Indigenous Education page.


Toulouse, P. (2016). What Matters in Indigenous Education: Implementing a Vision Committed to Holism, Diversity and Engagement. In Measuring What Matters, People for Education. Toronto: March, 2016.

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