Teaching and Learning in Aboriginal Education

Author(s): Neil Harrison


Teaching and Learning in Aboriginal Education helps pre-service teachers prepare themselves for the challenges and joys of teaching Aboriginal students in urban, remote and rural primary and secondary schools. This book balances the practical, the personal and the theoretical to convey the richness of diversity that is found within Australian classrooms. Features throughout focus on building students' confidence and understanding of the different classrooms, cultural environments and communities they will be teaching in. These include: Personal narratives provide real experience of teaching Indigenous children and explore issues that future teachers may encounter. Learning from experience vignettes from teachers working with indigenous students allow the pre-service teacher to explore the community environments they will encounter when teaching indigenous children in urban, rural and remote primary and secondary schools.

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Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Macquarie University

PREFACE ; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; MAP OF ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA ; 1. Introduction: Starting out as a Teacher in Aboriginal Education ; 2. Recognising our History ; 3. Aboriginal Ways of Learning ; 4. Quality Teaching Practices for Aboriginal Children ; 5. Teaching Reading and Writing to Aboriginal Children ; 6. Incorporating Aboriginal English in Classroom Learning ; 7. Aboriginal Children as powerful Mathematicians ; 8. Classroom Management ; 9. Building Relationships with the Community ; 10. Teaching Aboriginal Perspectives to Non-Aboriginal Students ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX

General Fields

  • : 9780195574593
  • : Oxford University Press Australia
  • : OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • : 0.442
  • : June 2011
  • : 245mm X 189mm X 11mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Neil Harrison
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 371.8299915
  • : 176
  • : 20 illustrations