Indigenous Literacy Day – Wednesday, 7 September 2011
The fifth Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD) will take place on Wednesday, September 7, and involve a range of Australia-wide events to help raise funds to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions.
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The ACER Research Conference 2011 will focus on what we can learn from research about creating and sustaining positive educational outcomes for Indigenous students. Presenters will highlight the conditions, contexts, curriculum, pedagogy and practices that establish pathways to success for Indigenous students.
Two Way Teaching and Learning: Toward culturally reflective and relevant education, edited by Nola Purdie, Gina Milgate and Hannah Rachel Bell, will be launched at the Pre-Conference ceremony in Darwin. This book addresses the interface where two cultures meet – in the classroom, the school and the community. Educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can be improved only when the process is informed by Indigenous culture, and teaching and learning become part of an equal and genuine cultural exchange. To learn more about this fantastic resource visit the ACER Shop Online.
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