Dispersing mathematics curriculum leadership in remote Aboriginal communities

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Title Dispersing mathematics curriculum leadership in remote Aboriginal communities
Author Jorgensen, Robyn Levenia; Niesche, Richard Andrew Westwood
Publication Title Shaping the future of mathematics education: Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Editor L. Sparrow, B. Kissane & C. Hurst
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Fremantle, WA, Australia
Publisher MERGA
Abstract In remote Aboriginal communities, there are many challenges that confront educators, not the least of which is leadership that challenges the status quo and moves Aboriginal communities forward in their access to, and engagement with, the mathematics school curriculum. This paper draws on data from the Maths in the Kimberley (MiTK) project where the complexities around reforming mathematics were investigated through leadership models. It was considered that the complexities faced by principals in their day-to-day management of schools closed down their capacity for curriculum leadership. A new model of curriculum leadership, based on the Accelerated Literacy model was adopted for numeracy reform. This model, its genesis and its implementation is discussed along with the mitigating context that shapes the need for models of leadership that focus on curriculum reform for remote Indigenous contexts. The implications of this model are discussed in conjunction with the field of mathematics educational research.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.merga.net.au/node/38?year=2010
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 MERGA. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.
ISBN 978920846251
Conference name Shaping the future of mathematics education (MERGA 33)
Location Fremantle, WA, Australia
Date From 2010-07-03
Date To 2010-07-07
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36588
Date Accessioned 2010-11-10
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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