After finishing her Master's degree, Dawn went on to complete her doctorate in Instructional Leadership (Cultural Diversity and Curriculum Reform) at UMass  in 1993.  She then worked in Boston in inner city schools, in Hawaii in educational research and with Hawaiian Education, and as a Race Relations/ Multicultural Consultant with the Vancouver School Board.


Dawn spent four years in south East Asia (the Philippines and Indonesia) doing working in non-formal Education, and intercultural communication. She has also taught as a sessional instructor in the Native Indian Teacher Education Program at the University of British Columbia and has worked on a project to improve Education for Native Groups in Northern Canada using imaginative and culturally inclusive education.


In addition to her work in Indigenous education and cultural diversity, Dawn gained a specialty in learning differences/disabilities (non-developmentally delayed). She is now working as a consultant/learning support in this area with the Vancouver Adult Education program. She has published a bit in international multicultural education. SHe is presently taking a sabbatical and writing a youth novel exploring many of the issues she has dealt with in her work.[5-16]


A recenttly published article on her experience with multicultural education in Canada appeared in an edited book.

"Beyond Illusion of Inclusion: Implications for Education in Culturally Diverse Societies: Perspectives from Canadian Experience."  in Wright,  et al (eds.). Precarious International Multicultural Education. Springer 2012. 

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