Curriculum and learning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education: A systematic review

Harrison, N, Tennent, C, Vass, G, Guenther, John, Lowe, K and Moodie, N (2019) Curriculum and learning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education: A systematic review. The Australian Educational Researcher, 42.

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Abstract

One of the aims of a systematic literature review (SLR) is to test the weight of historical
perception against the reality of research and practice. A second aim is to
identify approaches to knowing in schools (defined as curriculum) that might help
us to identify possibilities for improvement in Indigenous student engagement and
achievement in Australian schools. Given that education is representational practice,
this SLR explores various representations of the world and how these might be
taught in schools in ways that support “successful learning” for Indigenous students.
We focus on how the curriculum might allow for multiple stories to be told, and how
it can support the multiplicity of social and cultural identities. The question for this
segment of the SLR is, how does curriculum govern learning for Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander students in Australia? A comprehensive search of the research
literature produced over the period 2006–2017 highlights how the Australian government’s
focus on numbers contrasts radically with the ways in which many Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander students and their parents conceptualise the goals
of education.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Curriculum · Country · Goals of education · Success · Knowledge · Representation
Field of Research: 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Research Collaboration Area: Education
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 02:18
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 02:18
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/615

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