This is an essential, practical resource for pre- and in-service educators on creating contexts for success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Based on the latest research and practice, this book provides an in-depth understanding of the colonised context within which education in Australia is located, with an emphasis on effective strategies for the classroom. Throughout the text, the authors share their personal and professional experiences providing rich examples for readers to learn from. Taking a strengths-based approach, this book will support new and experienced teachers to drive positive educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
This helps pre-service teachers prepare themselves for the challenges and joys of teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in urban, remote and rural primary and secondary schools. It also prepares teachers to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their programming. The overall aim of this text is to make Indigenous Australia a reference point for all students. It balances educational theory with practical teaching strategies.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education addresses key issues and challenges faced by teacher education students and assists them to understand the deeper social, cultural and historical factors shaping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education. Using the personal accounts of the authors as a starting point, the third edition features applied learning activities, critical thinking questions and real-life examples. Written by respected and experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics and educators, this book continues to be an essential resource for students and teachers.