Our research goals are to support and track young children’s oral language and writing development over time through a play-based assessment and instructional framework, and to build teaching capacity in northern rural communities. Our focus is on children, educators, families and community caregivers in northern rural communities from Alberta in the west through to Ontario in central Canada of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal backgrounds. An extensive network of partners and collaborators will work together to address the need for theoretical, empirical and practical work in the area of young children’s oral language and writing development.
Targets: Northern children (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal)
Partners: First Nations Student Success Program, Seven Generations Education Institute, school boards/divisions, university and research institutes
Researchers: Academics and education professionals
Provinces: Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan