Lakehead University’s Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Teacher Education Programs

David Marasco, Brandi Shorthouse, Bryanna Scott, Catharine O’Conner, Dr. Paul Cormier, Dr. Leisa Desmoulins, Denise Baxter, Dr. John O’Meara, Dr. Nany Luckai, Marlis Bruyere, William Perrault, Dr. Angela Mashford Pringle
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Executive Summary

Lakehead University’s culturally and linguistically relevant Teacher Education Programs pathways projects identified a pathway for students enrolled in Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) Early Childhood Education Diploma program and Algoma University’s Bachelor of Arts in Anishinaabe Studies and Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) programs to transfer seamlessly into Lakehead University’s Bachelor of Education programs (focused on Aboriginal Education and language teachable subjects). A careful and thorough assessment on curriculum was conducted allowing for an agreed upon pathway of transfer credits/course equivalents. The goal of the pathways project is to assist students obtain the education necessary to become qualified and registered teachers in Ontario’s school systems; ideally qualified to teach an Algonquian language. Planned implementation date of this project is September 2019.