We conducted a 4-year research study on our First Nations Journeys of Justice curriculum. The curriculum was developed in 1994 and has been implemented throughout BC.
The evaluation study, conducted by independent researchers, examined the effect of the curriculum on students’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour regarding the law.
The results of the study clearly indicated that the curriculum has a positive effect on the students’ knowledge and attitudes, and may also have an effect on their behaviour.
The study, which was supported by the Department of Justice Canada’s Research and Statistics Section, was conducted in 6 schools in three different regions of BC.
With little research currently available on the effects of law-related education, especially on elementary school students, this was an important study.