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Warren, Elizabeth; Quine, Janine – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2013
Due to the high turnover of teaching staff in remote schools, the long-term sustainability of educational initiatives that enhance Indigenous student's learning is a major concern. This article presents a study of a remote Indigenous school (Ischool) situated in Queensland. Ischool has changed its approach to leadership, particularly the…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Indigenous Populations, Rural Schools, Labor Turnover
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McDonald, Susan; Warren, Elizabeth; DeVries, Eva – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2011
This article examines the nature of oral language and representations used by teachers as they instruct young Indigenous Australian students at the beginning of formal schooling during play-based activities in mathematics. In particular, the use of Standard Australian English (SAE), the mathematical register used, and the interplay with…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Oral Language, Language Usage, Teachers
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Warren, Elizabeth; Young, Janelle – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2008
This paper explores the role of oral language and representations in negotiating mathematical understanding. The data were gathered from two Indigenous Australian classrooms in Northern Queensland. The first classroom, a Year 6/7 consisted of 15 students whose ages range from 10 years to 12 years with eight being Aboriginal, six from Torres Strait…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Oral Language, Elementary School Students
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Warren, Elizabeth; Cooper, Tom J.; Baturo, Annette – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2004
This study examined teachers' perceptions of the role of teacher aides in mathematics classrooms in rural and remote Indigenous communities. Twelve teachers from three schools in rural and remote Queensland participated in the study. The results from the first year of the project indicated that there were differences in how these teachers worked…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Aides, Mathematics Instruction, Indigenous Populations