Good learning = A good life: Mathematics transformation in remote Indigenous communities

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Title Good learning = A good life: Mathematics transformation in remote Indigenous communities
Author Jorgensen, Robyn Levenia; Grootenboer, Peter John; Sullivan, Peter
Journal Name Australian Journal of Social Issues
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Council of Social Service
Abstract The performance of Australian Indigenous1 learners is a national concern. The federal government has recognised that health and education are keys to closing the gap between the achievement of Indigenous and non‑Indigenous people and has made health and education a national priority. Through its 'Closing the Gap' initiative, the Rudd government is allocating significant amounts of money to redress the poor health and education among Indigenous Australians. In this paper, we discuss an innovation in education that is being implemented in a cluster of remote communities in Western Australia.2 The innovation draws on international research that has positively affected mathematics learning, particularly among students who are traditionally excluded from formal schooling. While the research is innovative, the mechanisms that may be the most effectual in bringing about strong mathematical learning for Indigenous Australians are unknown.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 ACOSS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 45
Issue Number 1
Page from 131
Page to 143
ISSN 0157-6321
Date Accessioned 2010-12-03
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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