Learning and Teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Third Edition helps pre-service teachers prepare themselves for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in urban, remote and rural primary and secondary schools. It also prepares teachers to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their programming. The overall aim of this text is to ‘keep things local’ as working closely with the local community is absolutely crucial to successful teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.
This book balances educational theory with practical teaching strategies. Full of case studies, examples and a range of voices and personal stories from students, pre-service teachers and community members, it conveys the richness and diversity of Australian classrooms.
- The 'Learning from Experience' feature includes real life cases from teachers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
- Video references link to a range of online resources, encouraging readers to explore diverse approaches to learning
- Each chapter begins with an overview and list of topics covered to prepare the readers for the key learning goals of each chapter
- The authors provide detailed discussion on how to build empowering partnerships between schools and communities to help pre-service teachers become a part of local communities.
In the new Third Edition, new author Juanita Sellwood brings an important Torres Strait Islander perspective to the text. There is more focus on secondary student’s needs, issues and subject areas, including case studies outlining what teachers are doing in the classroom. Clear explanation of language and terms are provided, to use when talking about or with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to inform and prepare pre-service teachers for the classroom and community.
New chapters cover the role of first language in learning, Creative Arts and Science Education for secondary schools, racism in schools, the Stolen Generations , Schools developing partnerships with the community and a thoroughly revised and updated chapter on Strategies for teaching both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.