Collaborative Teaching for Indigenous Student Success

  • Janelle Abela Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
Keywords: Indigenous, Eurocentrism, anti-colonial education, collaborative teaching


Teaching a diverse demographic of students can be difficult, especially when the educator does not identify with the cultural or ethnic group of the students. For Indigenous students, this is a growing concern, as the history of Indigenous student education has largely been dominated by Eurocentrism, and the continued oppressive education is persistently hindering the opportunity for these students and their communities to thrive. Through the use of collaborative teaching, educators can employ practices that align with Indigenous pedagogies and meet the needs of Indigenous students, prompting language and cultural revitalization, and student success.