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An exploration of assessment approaches in a vocational and education training courses in Australia

and training courses. The team consisted of Professor Tom Cooper, Dr. Bronwyn Ewing, Dr. Christopher Matthews. Publisher’s Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in

Rich and purposeful mathematical knowledge of mothers and children in a Torres Strait Islander community

This paper focuses on a pilot study that explored the situated mathematical knowledge of mothers and children in one Torres Strait Islander community in Australia. The community encouraged parental involvement in their children’s learning and schooling. The study explored parents’ understandings of mathematics and how their children came to learn about it on the island. A funds...

Indigenous students transitioning to school: responses to pre-foundational mathematics

Australian Indigenous students’ mathematics performance continues to be below that of non-Indigenous students. This occurs from the early years of school, due largely to knowledge and social differences on entry to formal schooling. This paper reports on a mathematics research project conducted in one Aboriginal community school in New South Wales, Australia. The project aimed to...

Direct Instruction In Mathematics: Issues For Schools With High Indigenous Enrolments: A Literature Review

Direct instruction, an approach that is becoming familiar to Queensland schools that have high Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, has been gaining substantial political and popular support in the United States of America [USA], England and Australia. Recent examples include the No Child Left Behind policy in the USA, the British National Numeracy Strategy and in...