What Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and parents in Northern Australia say about effective teaching practices

Lewthwaite, Brian Ellis, Webber, Tammi, Laffin, Gail, Boon, Helen Joanna, Osborne, Alfred B., and Day, Cathy (2015) What Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and parents in Northern Australia say about effective teaching practices. In: Presentations from the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. pp. 1-27. From: AERA 2015: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting: Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis, 16-20 April 2015, Washington, DC, USA.

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This study presents the outcomes of the first phase of a three phase research initiative which begins by identifying through the voices of Aboriginal students and community members the teaching practices that influence Aboriginal student engagement and learning. The study occurs within the Diocese of Townsville Catholic Education schools in North Queensland, primarily in the Mount Isa area. Through open-ended interviews, Aboriginal students and community members express their views of the characteristics of effective teachers and effective teaching. Considering that the national education discourse in Australia is monopolised by discussion on teaching and teacher quality, we problematize this discourse based upon what members of the local Aboriginal community assert as characteristics of effective teachers and their practice. Further phases of this research initiative, which investigate the effect of adjusted practice based upon community members' assertions, are also presented.

Item ID: 40403
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 04:04
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 100%
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