Aboriginal Inquiry: Lifting All Learners

An Impact Assessment of the Aboriginal Enhancement Schools Network (AESN)

4.8 Summary of AESN impacts

We have attempted to provide rich detail about how the Network operates in the Arrow Lakes school district. When considering overall impact, we thought it could be useful to try and represent impact using a basic scale. For the purposes of our summary then, we consider impact in three categories: as sustained, initiated, and as potential.

Figure 3: Summary of Impacts, Arrow Lakes School District

Impact Category

Potential: the AESN has provided an inviting pathway through which to consider change

Initiated: the frequency of engagement is shifting context, process or practice

Sustained: the AESN has transformed the context, process, or practice


Culturally inclusive education


Nested, inter connecting learning systems

Integration of AEA into school & district practices

Building self-esteem & self acceptance among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students