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October 14 – 16, 2015


Building on the success of its first Convention on Perseverance and Academic Achievement for First Peoples, the Centre NikaNETENnite of UQAC, supported by the MELS, has decided to relive the experience! The first edition helped to draw up an overview of development practices in the Aboriginal school world in Quebec and in the periphery that may contribute to the perseverance and academic success among First Peoples. The view that emerged was nothing less than an eloquent testimony of equally relevant support measures, research, and support programs. Much of what was presented at the convention is echoed in the first issue of the Journal of Perseverance and Academic Achievement for First Peoples.

In response to the needs expressed by participants in the first edition of the conference, the Scientific Committee wishes to define a little more the scope to explore and further deepen the problems experienced in the field, by exploring initiatives, research, and practices developed concretely in schools. This is what evokes the theme of the second edition of the convention: What is happening in schools: teaching practices, support practices, collaborative practices.