Learning and Teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (3rd Edition)

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Learning and Teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education helps pre-service teachers prepare themselves for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in urban, remote and rural primary and secondary schools.

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Learning and Teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education 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. It is full of case studies, examples and a range of voices and personal stories from students, pre-service teachers, indigenous community members to convey the richness and diversity of Australian classrooms.


Key Learning Features:

  • Learning from Experience feature includes real life cases from teachers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Questions and Activities feature at the end of chapter for readers to test their comprehension and discuss issues with other pre-service teachers.
  • Video references link to a range of online resources, encouraging students to recognise the diversity of approaches to learning
  • The use of Country as the fundamental concept in the Australian Curriculum for learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Each chapter begins with an overview, list of topics covered to prepare the readers for the key learning goals of each chapter.
  • Inclusion of content on how to build empowering partnerships between schools and communities in chapter 9 to help pre-service teachers become a part of local communities.
  • Full colour design to help with navigation and learning.

New to this edition:

  • New author Juanita Sellwood brings an important Torres Strait Islander perspective to the text.
  • An increased focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education in urban areas, including case studies outlining what teachers are doing in the classroom
  • Video references link to a range of online resources, encouraging students to further explore the issues under discussion.
  • More focus on secondary student’s needs, issues and subject areas, including case studies outlining what teachers are doing in the classroom
  • A new section on the role of first language in learning in chapter 8.
  • Clear explanation of language and terms (chapter 2) to use when talking about or with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to inform and prepare preservice teachers for the classroom and community.
  • New chapter on the Creative Arts and Science Education for secondary schools (chapter 10)
  • New Chapter on racism in schools (chapter 1)
  • New Chapter on the Stolen Generations (chapter 3)
  • New chapter on Schools developing partnerships with the community by Gina Milgate
  • Thoroughly revised and updated chapter 4 on Strategies for teaching both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Revised chapter on Classroom Management
  • Revised chapter on Teaching reading and writing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
ISBN 9780190303204
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Teacher Resources,
Author(s) Neil Harrison, Juanita Sellwood

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