Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education: An Introduction for the Teaching Profession prepares students for the classroom and community environments they will encounter when teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in urban, rural and remote schools at early childhood, primary and secondary levels.
The book addresses many issues and challenges faced by teacher education students and assists them to understand the deeper social, cultural and historical context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.
This is a unique textbook written by a team of highly regarded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics. Each chapter opens with an engaging anecdote from the author, connecting learning to real-world issues.
This is also the first textbook to address Torres Strait Islander education. Written in an engaging and accessible style, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education is an essential resource for teacher education students.
Table of Contents
1. A history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in Australia (Kaye Price)
2. The stolen generations: what does this mean for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people today? (John Williams-Mozley, Western Arrernte man)
3. Delivering the promise: empowering teachers to empower students (Jeannie Herbert)
4. Your professional experience and becoming professional about working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and communities (Christine Evans)
5. The silent apartheid as the practitioner's blindspot (Mark Rose, Gunditjmara man)
6. Better: a Torres Strait Islander's story of the struggle for a better education (Martin Nakata, Torres Strait)
7. Maths as storytelling - maths is beautiful (Christopher Matthews, Noonuccal man)
8. Information and communication technologies in the classroom: implications and considerations (Peter Radoll, Anaiwan man)
9. Teaching Australian languages in Australian schools (Jaky Troy, Ngarigu woman)
10. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies in the classroom (Kaye Price, Tasmania)
11. Engaging indigenous students: the important relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their teachers (Peter Buckskin)