Shared ownership and community capacity building

Peter Howard, Bob Perry, Jude Butcher

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    Abstract

    The Mathematics in Indigenous Contexts project was undertaken in a rural Western NSW site from 2003-2005. The project demonstrated the potential of shared ownership of mathematics curriculum development among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members as a way of enhancing the understanding and respect of each group for the other as well as developing the mathematical knowledge of primary and secondary students in the community. In 2005 ' 2006, the Building Community Capacity project sought to identify key aspects of meaningful engagement between schools and Aboriginal communities in the development and implementation of contextualised, relevant and connected mathematics curriculum and teaching and learning strategies to enhance Aboriginal students' mathematics outcomes. This project utilised the success of the Mathematics in Indigenous Contexts project in the rural western NSW site as the entry point for its investigation in this same site. This paper describes the Building Community Capacity project, reports on the critical elements of community engagement which led to the success of the Mathematics in Indigenous Contexts project in the western NSW site and provides underlying principles which other communities might consider in their own community capacity building.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAARE2006
    Subtitle of host publicationEngaging Pedagogies
    EditorsPeter L Jeffery
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAARE
    Pages1-12p (how06148)
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventAustralian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference: AARE 2006 - UNISA, Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 27 Nov 200601 Dec 2006

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference
    Abbreviated titleEngaging pedagogies
    CountryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period27/11/0601/12/06

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