Teaching Practices For Indigenous And Non Indigenous Students Learning Standards

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Teachers have a responsibility to their students to foster safe learning environments that motivate and challenge students to meet their potential. (AITSL, 2012) When examining teaching practises for indigenous diversity this goal must be the focus of planning and facilitating. Within every classroom world-wide teacher’s work to address diversities and provide equal opportunity to all students, “teachers must recognise and vale each student’s unique interests, experiences and abilities, needs and backgrounds.” (Moffat, 2010, p. 252) Since The first Commonwealth-State National Aboriginal Education Policy in 1989 the education sector has been working to promote equality between indigenous students and non-indigenous students learning standards. Indigenous cultural study has been integrated into the curriculums allowing for analysis of culture and representations; indigenous student’s perspective remains valuable when examining these topics due to their personal connections with the themes of literature. Despite the developments of the curriculum little development has been placed on teachers learning “More than 25% of surveyed Australian teachers feel that they need more professional development for Aboriginal education.” (Korff, Barriers to Aboriginal Education, 2012) With only 0.7% of all teachers in Australia identifying as Indigenous the education of teachers is the next step to achieving equality between students and a quality of teaching needed to establish the…

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