Two Way Teaching and Learning: Toward Culturally Reflective and Relevant Education
1 Jan 2011
Australian Council Educational Research (ACER)
Within the Education Revolution lies another, quieter revolution that attempts to raise the profile and status, and improve the learning outcomes, of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - children, young adults, women and men. Two Way Teaching and Learning addresses the interface where two cultures meet - in the classroom, the school and the community. Most of the contributors to this book are Indigenous, and all are highly experienced practitioners drawn from academia, the teaching profession or the community. Together, and through a diversity of voices, they put the spotlight on policies and processes that facilitate informed, respectful relationships in education, as well as those that reinforce cultural inequity and inequality. The implications of policies that can be liberating, or devastating, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at all levels are exposed and explored with forensic care.