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dc.contributor.authorHurst, Chris
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, T.
dc.contributor.authorYoung, M.
dc.contributor.editorJ Clark, B Kissane, J Mousley, T Spencer, S Thornton
dc.identifier.citationHurst, Chris and Armstrong, Tracey and Young, Maranne. 2011. Making a Difference for Indigenous Children, in J. Clark, B. Kissane, J. Mousley, T. Spencer, S. Thornton (ed), Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices - 23rd Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and 34th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Jul 3-7 2011. Alice Springs, NT: AAMT and MERGA.

The Make It Count project aims to provide better mathematical outcomes for Indigenous children, and, to that end, the Swan Valley cluster identified various initiatives. This paper reports on a research project that investigated those initiatives and resultant changes in practice. First, a modified First Steps in Mathematics professional learning program was provided for Education Assistants and Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers to upgrade their mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge. Second, elements of best practice in teaching Indigenous children were investigated. It is apparent that genuine professional learning communities have begun to develop in the wake of the professional learning and that there are clear directions for pedagogical practice that may lead to improved student attendance and engagement.

dc.publisherAAMT and MERGA
dc.titleMaking a Difference for Indigenous Children
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleMathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices
dcterms.source.seriesMathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices
dcterms.source.conferenceAAMT-MERGA 2011
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJul 3 2011
dcterms.source.conferencelocationAlice Springs, NT
dcterms.source.placeAdelaide, SA
curtin.departmentSchool of Education
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