Cultural background

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Step in the right direction
Step in the right direction

In the second of two articles exploring Indigenous education in a Navajo community, editor Jo Earp finds out how cultural traditions are used to assess learning.

Placing importance on relationships
Placing importance on relationships

In follow-up to our article on Indigenous student retention, Teacher editor Jo Earp talks to the co-founder of a school in the US that could offer inspiration to educators here.

Helping set benchmarks
Helping set benchmarks

A project aimed at lifting the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers and principals in Australia has released a detailed workforce profile it hopes will lead to lasting reform.

Snapshot: Indigenous educators in Australia
Snapshot: Indigenous educators in Australia

What percentage of Indigenous educators work in low SES areas in Australia? Find out in this Teacher infographic.

Student retention in Indigenous contexts
Student retention in Indigenous contexts

What can educators at the grassroots level do to continue to drive improvement in Indigenous student retention? 

The Research Files: Episode 4 with Mere Berryman
The Research Files: Episode 4 with Mere Berryman

We speak to Mere Berryman, from the University of Waikato in Hamilton, about a program aimed at increasing engagement among Maori secondary school students in New Zealand and the implications for educators here in Australia.

On track to achievement
On track to achievement

As well as improving fitness levels, this school in Western Australia aims to build Indigenous girls’ confidence and leadership skills, and address the problems that they face in day to day life.

Alternative pathways
Alternative pathways

Undertaking a vocational qualification in school is linked to increased Year 12 completion rates for male Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students, according to a new report.

Beyond the gates
Beyond the gates

A successful program supporting remote Indigenous students in the Northern Territory has proved that tapping into resources and support outside the school gates can improve student outcomes.

A personal approach

Is a change in mindset – one that focuses on ‘personal best’ rather than ‘world records’ – needed to help improve Indigenous student outcomes?