Presentation on theme: "ACEC 2006 What Educators can do to help Aboriginal Students stay at school and succeed Dr Di Russell Consultant in Aboriginal Education, Adelaide, South."— Presentation transcript:
ACEC 2006 What Educators can do to help Aboriginal Students stay at school and succeed Dr Di Russell Consultant in Aboriginal Education, Adelaide, South Australia ACE Conference Adelaide 2006
ACEC 2006 The questions What factors influenced their decision to stay at school? What factors have been important in their succeeding at school? How are these various factors interrelated?
ACEC 2006 Categories of stayers expected possible unexpected
ACEC 2006 Important factors : a supportive group of students; positive relationships with Aboriginal students; high expectations for these students; flexibility in teaching and assessment; recognising when students need help; being sensitive to cultural issues; dealing consistently with racism.
ACEC 2006 A supportive group of students
ACEC 2006 Relationships with Aboriginal students
ACEC 2006 High expectations
ACEC 2006 Flexibility in teaching and assessment
ACEC 2006 Recognizing when students need help
ACEC 2006 Being sensitive to cultural issues
ACEC 2006 Dealing consistently with racism from teachers
ACEC 2006 Dealing consistently with racism from students