TWO WAY TEACHING & LEARNING

TOWARD A CULTURALLY RELFLECTIVE & RELEVANT EDUCATION

Within the Education Revolution lies another, thus far quieter revolution that attempts to raise the profile and status of First Peoples’ culture in this vital sector of the Australian cultural complex.

Two Way Teaching and Learning addresses the interface where two cultures meet; in the classroom, the school, the community, and in both state and national education curricula. Contributors are mostly highly experienced Indigenous practitioners drawn from academia, the teaching profession and the community. They put the spotlight on policies and processes that serve to either facilitate an informed, respectful relationship in education, or act to reinforce cultural inequity and inequality. Policy implications that can be liberating or devastating for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian school systems are exposed and explored with forensic care. Each practitioner articulates specific problems, and offers practical strategies that make a difference.


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