There is a substantive body of research that demonstrates the intergenerational transmission of educational attainment (Juarez, 2011; Huang, 2012). However, much of this research is based on mainstream populations, and there is limited knowledge of how Indigenous parents perceive their role in children’s educational outcomes. The purpose of this paper was therefore to explore parents’ personal educational and career histories as one means of understanding why educational outcomes vary so conspicuously between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. The information collected in this study has important implications for how educators and service providers may develop effective interventions that can target these disparities.
January 8, 2013