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Little J and Big Cuz ready for school

04 October 2016

A ground-breaking new animated television series aims to support the school readiness of Indigenous children – and the readiness of schools for them.

Early Childhood, School, Indigenous,

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Putting ‘place’ at the heart of Indigenous education

11 August 2016

‘Place’ is more than geography. It has multiple dimensions, applications and interpretations, including cultural, economic, social, political and educational. Place must be at the heart of Indigenous education policy. Tony Dreise explains.

Community Partnerships, School, Indigenous,

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Stemming the flow: Reversing low STEM achievement

12 July 2016

Researchers are investigating ways to reverse the decline in student performance, especially to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students’ performance in STEM.

Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, School, Indigenous,

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Collaborating for culturally responsive teaching

07 July 2016

Culturally responsive teaching can improve outcomes for Indigenous students.

Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, School, Indigenous,

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My space: Improving transition to school for Indigenous children

18 May 2016

Starting primary school can be daunting for Aboriginal children, but educators can improve their transition outcomes by recognising what they bring with them to school, says Jacynta Krakouer.

Community Partnerships, Literacy, Numeracy, Indigenous,

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Boosting Indigenous school attendance

26 April 2016

Policymakers must empower both schools and community groups to boost school attendance among Indigenous students in high-risk areas.

Community Partnerships, Student Engagement, School, Indigenous,