Aboriginal Inquiry: Lifting All Learners

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

5.8 Key features of the AESN in Prince Rupert

As reported in the methodology section of this report, three focus groups were conducted in Prince Rupert; one was conducted with a mixed group of Network members. The second focus group was with Network leaders—both those who have formal roles within the AESN and other district staff who support the work of the AESN . The third focus group was among the AESN team at Conrad Elementary school (discussed above). Interviews with key leaders, including the District Principal of Aboriginal Education and the Superintendent of Schools were also conducted. In this next section of the case study, I summarize the key themes emerging from these interviews and discussions.