Narrowing the Gap: Addressing Mathematical Inequity in Indigenous Education

  • Date: 06/21/2021
  • Time: 13:00
Lecturer(s):
Melania Alvarez (PIMS)
Location: 

Online

Topic: 

Narrowing the Gap: Addressing Mathematical Inequity in Indigenous Education

Description: 

In order to positively narrow the educational gap between the Indigenous communities and the rest of the population, there needs to be a continuous and long-term intervention for change. By leaving behind the philosophy of reduced expectations, mathematical scientists and educators in Western Canada have introduced a variety of interesting and challenging programs. Our first step has been to build partnerships with elders and schools run by Indigenous communities, as well as with urban public schools with a high concentration of at-risk students and Indigenous Students. With their input and support, a variety of outreach programs have been implemented, which will be described in this talk.

 

 

Melania Alvarez PIMS

Other Information: 

June 21, 2021: National Indigenous Peoples Day

 

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Registration is free via CRM