CALL FOR PAPERS
Canadian Journal of Native Education – 2015 Theme Issue
Indigenous Teacher Education & Teacher Education for Indigenous Education
The Canadian Journal of Native Education (CJNE) is pleased to announce a cooperative
editorship with Directors of Indigenous Teacher Education Programs for the 2015 CJNE theme
issue produced by the UBC Indigenous Education Institute of Canada:
• Jo-ann Archibald, Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Director of NITEP, University of British Columbia
• Evelyn Steinhauer, Director, Aboriginal Teacher Education, University of Alberta
• Graduate Students
National studies and policy statements have continued to recommend increasing the numbers of Indigenous
teachers, establishing Indigenous teacher education programs, and preparing non-Indigenous teachers to
address Indigenous education in more effective ways, through instruction and parental/community
engagement: the 1972 Indian Control of Indian Education Policy, the 1996 Royal Commission on
Aboriginal People; and the 2010 Association of Canadian Deans of Education Accord on Indigenous
Over the past 40 plus years, Indigenous teacher education programs were established in universities across
Canada, but very little exists in the literature about these important programs and their innovations,
challenges, and impact. Teacher education programs have begun to include required Indigenous education
courses for all teacher candidates and new courses or approaches about Indigenous education based on
Indigenous Knowledge Systems. We need to know how these courses are being received and what impact
they have on teacher candidates.
The 2015 CJNE theme issue, Indigenous Teacher Education & Teacher Education for Indigenous
Education is therefore seeking research articles, reflective stories, or critical essays that address some
aspect of this theme. The following questions may be addressed:
What is Indigenous teacher education? What makes it Indigenous? What is its impact?
How can teacher education programs prepare teacher candidates to address Indigenous education?
How can teacher education program prepare teacher candidates to work effectively with Indigenous
parents and community members?
How can issues of racism, disinterest, and anxiety be addressed when teaching Indigenous education in
teacher education programs?
Send two digital Word copies with Abstract: (one digital copy to include name and contact address info
and one digital copy without name and contact info for blind review) to firstname.lastname@example.org
CJNE uses APA style. Submissions should be no longer than 8,000 words in length (inclusive of
references). Please indicate the type of article being submitted.
Deadline: April 15, 2015