Authority and esteem effects of enhancing remote Indigenous teacher-assistants' mathematics-education knowledge and skills

Baturo, Annette R., Cooper, Thomas J., & Doyle, Katherine M. (2007) Authority and esteem effects of enhancing remote Indigenous teacher-assistants' mathematics-education knowledge and skills. In Woo, J.H., Lew, H.C., Park, K.S., & Seo, D.Y. (Eds.) 31st Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, July 08 - July 13, 2007, Seoul - Korea.


The interaction between Australia's Eurocentric education and the complex culture of remote Indigenous communities often results in Indigenous disempowerment and educational underperformance. This paper reports on a mathematics-education research project in a remote community to support Indigenous teacher assistants (ITAs) in mathematics and mathematics tutoring in an attempt to reverse Indigenous mathematics underperformance. It discusses teachers' and ITAs' power and authority within school and community, describes the project's design, and summarises the project's results in terms of affects and knowledge. It draws implications on the relation between ITA professional development (PD), affect, esteem, knowledge, authority, teacher-ITA partnerships, and enhanced Indigenous mathematics outcomes.

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ID Code: 14625
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Remote community, rural community, indigenous education, indigenous mathematics teaching, teacher education, teacher training, teacher aid, Indigenous tutors, Indigenous teacher aides, teacher, tutor relationship, Indigenous student needs
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (The authors)
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:33

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