Walanbaa warramildanha: The impact of authentic Aboriginal community and school engagement on teachers’ professional knowledge

Research Report

Kevin Lowe

13-Jun-2016

The purpose of this research was to gain an understanding of the nature and dynamics of community and school engagement in sites with high proportions of Aboriginal students. It investigated teachers’ capacity to develop authentic pedagogic practices responsive to the educational, cultural and aspirational needs of Aboriginal students. In particular the research highlights that the relational dynamics between schools and Aboriginal people have been deeply affected by colonial histories of exclusion and systemic disadvantage, an ever present school discourse that has marginalised the particular holistic needs of Aboriginal students, and resulted in deeply negative relational interactions between schools and Aboriginal families.

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Walanbaa warramildanha1: The impact of authentic Aboriginal community and school engagement on teachers’ professional knowledge REP_16_Lowe_Aboriginal Community School Engagement and Professional Learning.pdf icon 367 KB [pdf] 02-Sep-2019 The purpose of this research was to gain an understanding of the nature and dynamics of community and school engagement in sites with high proportions of Aboriginal students.
Walanbaa warramildanha: Standing their ground: Honouring Aboriginal standpoint to effect teachers’ professional knowledge. PHD_15_Lowe _Walanbaa warramildanha.pdf icon 5246 KB [pdf] 09-Sep-2019 Thesis related to the study: Walanbaa warramildanha: Standing their ground: Honouring Aboriginal standpoint to effect teachers’ professional knowledge.