Education is an essential pathway to bridging the divide in educational attainment between Indigenous and non- Indigenous students. In the Australian policy contexts, Indigenous Education has been informed by a large number of reviews, reports and an extensive list of projects aimed at improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Central to each has been the investigation of the inequity of access to educational resources, the legacy of historical policies of exclusion and the lack of culturally responsive pedagogical practices that impact on Indigenous student achievement at school. Research on best practice models for teaching Indigenous students points to the level of teachers' commitment being a crucial link to student engagement in the classroom, improvement of student self concept and student retention rates.Team members reported that, for some, their work on Accelerated Literacy had built confidence in the explicit teaching of writing and ... and discovery about practical uses for integration Quality Teaching elements in the literacy units of work.
|Author||:||Nina Burridge, Frances Whalan, Karen Vaughan|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-23|