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Boylan, Colin; Wallace, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2009
"Learnscapes" are places where learning has been designed in ways that enhance the interaction with an environment (Tyas-Tunggal, 1997). A small rural primary school has creatively adopted a "Learnscape" as a significant focus to engage with its community. Within the school the Learnscapes Program works from the classroom to…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Outdoor Education, Educational Practices
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Makuwira, Jonathan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2008
This research examined different ways in which tutors of mathematics approach their tutoring among Indigenous students enrolled in the Tertiary Entry Program (TEP) at Central Queensland University's Indigenous Learning, Spirituality and Research Centre. The study sought to establish whether or not there were any differences between Indigenous and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Tutoring, Teaching Methods
Appleyard, Susan – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2002
A case study of Aboriginal education in Geraldton, Western Australia, looked at the cycle of low educational attainment, unemployment, and poverty; national and state programs to support Aboriginal students and parent involvement; and community attitudes toward existing programs and proposed improvement strategies. A 1-year plan is detailed for…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Case Studies, Community Attitudes, Community Involvement