It Takes a Community to Educate a Child: A Makkovik Case Study

Sylvia Moore, Jodie Lane, Roxanne Nochasak


This study was part of a larger research project examining education success across the Inuit regions of Canada. This case study highlights the insights of students, educators, and parents in considering the factors contributing to the high rate of school graduation and continuation to post-secondary education and training in the community of Makkovik, Labrador. There is additional funding for academic support and cultural programming in the K–12 school, and financial and non-financial support for post-secondary students, as well as those participating in labour market training and business development. Education success in Makkovik can be characterized by a “culture of education” where school attendance is expected, learning supports are provided, and academic success is celebrated.

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