DEC Scan Journal : 2014 Issue 1
2014 Volume 33, Issue 1 38 Contents Editorial Currents Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews 16 factors that causally and positively influenced schooling outcomes for Aboriginal primary students The 16 factors positively and causally Influencing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students’ educational outcomes Academic self-concept factors Cultural and Aboriginal education strategies Teaching strategies Classroom climate Reading self-concept Aboriginal Community Self-monitoring Organisation School self-concept Cultural knowledge Literacy scaffolding Learning fun Math self-concept Cultural identity Clear Instruction Rapport Cultural sensitivity Questioning No shaming Performance feedback Organisation This research has also successfully identified 16 factors that causally and positively influenced schooling outcomes for Aboriginal primary students. The finding showing that excellent teachers and the strategies they use facilitate success for Aboriginal primary students is important. It implies that teachers should proactively enhance Aboriginal students’ academic self-concepts, promote Aboriginal students’ cultural identity, and utilise teaching strategies that raise the expectations of Aboriginal students to achieve excellence. It is these excellent teachers that are helping us to illuminate the path to seed success for Aboriginal primary students and forge a bright future for all Australians.
Volume 33 Issue 2