A school community model for enhancing Aboriginal students? mathematical learning

Peter Howard, Bob Perry

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    Abstract

    Strong relationships established between schools and communities can improve the mathematical learning outcomes for Aboriginal students. The 2005-2006 Building Community Capacity project sought to identify key aspects of meaningful engagement between schools and communities focusing on the development and implementation of contextualised, relevant and connected mathematics curriculum and appropriate teaching and learning strategies to enhance Aboriginal students' mathematics outcomes. Using case study methodology within two school sites in New South Wales, the paper identifies critical elements of community engagement and provides underlying principles, which other communities might consider in their own community capacity building.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMERGA 30
    Subtitle of host publicationMathematics: Essential research, essential practice
    EditorsJ. Watson, K. Beswick
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherMERGA Inc
    Pages402-411
    Number of pages10
    Volume1
    ISBN (Electronic)9781920846138
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2007 - Hobart, TAS, Australia
    Duration: 02 Jul 200706 Jul 2007

    Conference

    ConferenceMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2007
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Period02/07/0706/07/07

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