'I have the worst fear of teachers': moments of inclusion and exclusion in family/school relationships among indigenous families in southern Ontario - MacEwan Users Only

Milne, E. (2016). 'I have the worst fear of teachers': moments of inclusion and exclusion in family/school relationships among indigenous families in southern Ontario.
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Title'I have the worst fear of teachers': moments of inclusion and exclusion in family/school relationships among indigenous families in southern Ontario
Author(s)Milne, Emily
Date2016
Keyword(s)social classes, education, indigenous peoples
DescriptionStudent success is facilitated by strong bonds between families and schools, including a shared sense of purpose and mutual trust. However, for Indigenous peoples these relationships are often broken, undermined by the legacy of residential schooling and assimilative educational practices. Drawing on interviews with 50 Indigenous (mainly Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Métis) and non-Indigenous parents and educators, this paper examines the ways in which issues of class and race shape interactions between teachers and Indigenous parents. The interviews reveal that legacies of racial discrimination against Indigenous peoples in schooling affect family/school relations among middle-class (MC) and lower-class (LC) parents in different ways. MC parents intensify relations with the school while, in comparison, LC parents tend to disengage as a consequence of their negative schooling experiences.
Peer ReviewedYes
Type of ItemJournal Articles
DOI10.1111/cars.12109
Publication InformationMilne, E. (2016). 'I Have the Worst Fear of Teachers': Moments of Inclusion and Exclusion in Family/School Relationships among Indigenous Families in Southern Ontario. Canadian Review Of Sociology, 53(3), 270-289. doi:10.1111/cars.12109
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