Young white teachers’ perceptions of mathematics learning of Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal students in remote communities

Cooper, Thomas J., Baturo, Annette R., Warren, Elizabeth, & Doig, Shani M. (2004) Young white teachers’ perceptions of mathematics learning of Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal students in remote communities. In Hoines, Marit J. & Fuglestad, Anne, Anne Berit (Eds.) 28th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME), July 14-18, 2004, Bergen, Norway.

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Despite a plethora of writings on Australian Aboriginal education (Craven, 1998; Fanshawe, 1999; LeRoux & Dunn, 1997; Malcolm, 1998; Malin, 1998; Morgan & Slade, 1998; Partington, 1998; Russell, 1998; Stewart, 1998), little has dealt with how teacher perceptions of Indigenous students differs from that of their white counterparts. This is despite fairly wide acceptance that the way teachers perceive students will impact on the teaching, learning and assessment outcomes that students receive (Wyatt-Smith, 1995). The research reported was conducted in remote Aboriginal communities throughout Queensland. It addresses how white teachers, who are usually young and newly graduated, view the mathematics learning of Aboriginal students and how these perceptions differ from white students.

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ID Code: 3370
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the web page provided (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Indigenous education, primary teaching, teacher perceptions, learning styles
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
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Deposited On: 19 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:08

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