Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education: An Introduction for the Teaching Profession

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education: An introduction for the teaching profession responds to the Australian Government's commitment to 'Close the Gap' on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage. The book fully prepares students for the classroom and community environments they will encounter when teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in urban, rural and remote schools at early childhood, primary and secondary levels. It assists teacher education students to understand the ...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education: An introduction for the teaching profession responds to the Australian Government's commitment to 'Close the Gap' on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage. The book fully prepares students for the classroom and community environments they will encounter when teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in urban, rural and remote schools at early childhood, primary and secondary levels. It assists teacher education students to understand the deeper social, cultural and historical context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education. This is a unique textbook written by a team of highly regarded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics in an engaging and accessible style. Each chapter opens with an engaging anecdote from the author, connecting learning to real-world issues. This is also the first textbook to cover Torres Strait Islander education. It is an essential resource for teacher education students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107685895
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.89 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Kaye Price is an Aboriginal woman from Tasmania, currently working at the Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges. She holds a Bachelor of Education, Masters of Education and a Doctor of Philosophy. During 2010 she was the Aboriginal education project officer with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. A history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in Australia Kaye Price; 2. The stolen generations: what does this mean for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people today? John Williams-Mozley; 3. Delivering the promise: empowering teachers to empower students Jeannie Herbert; 4. Your professional experience and becoming professional about working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and communities Christine Evans; 5. The silent apartheid as the practitioner's blindspot Mark Rose; 6. Better: a Torres Strait Islander's story of the struggle for a better education Martin Nakata; 7. Maths as storytelling – maths is beautiful Christopher Matthews; 8. Information and communication technologies in the classroom: implications and considerations Peter Radoll; 9. Teaching Australian languages in Australian schools Jaky Troy; 10. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies in the classroom Kaye Price; 11. Engaging indigenous students: the important relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their teachers Peter Buckskin.

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