Reading Reviews

Folk Belief Theory

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This Reading Review provides a summary and review of a 2014 paper by Bruce Torff where he analyses several research studies about teacher beliefs around curriculum for low-advantage and high-advantage students in the USA.  His research shows how out-of-awareness assumptions or folk belief theory...

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TIMSS and PISA Reports

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This Reading Review provides a summary and review of two reports released by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) in 2017 The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international comparative study of student achievement. The Programme for International...

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Maths as Storytelling

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This Reading Review provides a summary and review of Dr Chris Matthews’ chapter on Maths as Storytelling, from the book Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, edited by Dr Kaye Price. Matthews explores the connection between culture and mathematics and how Indigenous people have been...

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Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage

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The Productivity Commission’s 2016 report on Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) The Productivity Commission’s 2016 report on Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) is the seventh report looking at the wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders nationally in relation to the...

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Seeking a Pedagogy of Difference

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Lewthwaite et al (2016) explored Aboriginal student and family voices about what what classroom environments and teacher practices look like if they are truly reflective of Aboriginal students’ histories, preference and circumstances. While many of the themes that emerged mirror existing...

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Indigenous Primary School Achievement

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The Productivity Commission’s research paper released in June 2016 analyses ACARA datasets for Year 3 and Year 5 primary students that link student demographics and school characteristics to NAPLAN results. The results of their analysis show that for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students,...

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