Research & Resources
White Australia can’t solve black problems. White Australia is the problem
In an extract from her book, Sarah Maddison argues that the Australian democratic ideal does little to improve Indigenous lives.
Kaja-warnu-jangka ‘From The Bush’
Expounding the themes of courageous resilience and embrace of change, it is the product of a collaboration by PAW Media Warlpiri film-maker, Maxwell Walma Tasman Japanangka and ANU-CoEDL’s Carmel O’Shannessy. It was inspired by people in the community suggesting the need to document the two senior men’s lives. The film is mostly in Warlpiri, with subtitles in English. It is 1hr 09 mins long.
My WA: Story books in Aboriginal English
My WA is a collaborative activity between the Department of Education and Celebrate WA. The project provides opportunities for all Western Australian public schools to promote a shared sense of Western Australian community and what it means to be a Western Australian. Story books in Aboriginal English provide teachers and students with a unique resource that recognises and values cultural diversity in Western Australia and uses languages of Aboriginal people.
“The construct of identity text conjoins notions of identity affirmation and literacy engagement as equally relevant to addressing causes of underachievement among low socioeconomic status, multilingual, and marginalized group students…Drawing on projects involving First Nations and immigrant-background multilingual students, the authors document the profound transformations in academic, intellectual, and personal identity that multimodal identity text work is capable of engendering.”
The authors propose a framework for identifying major causes of underachievement.
Cummins, J., Hu, S., Markus, P. & Montero, M.K. 2015, Identity texts and academic achievement: Connecting the dots in multilingual school contexts. TESOL Quarterly 49,3, Sept 2015,555-581.
Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders
Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework August 2012 Fact SheetTracks to Two Way learningTracks to Two Way learning
Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework August 2012 FAQ
Klapproth – Narrating Across Cultural Boundaries
Planning for high-challenge, high support classrooms handout
Scaffolding language in high challenge, high support classrooms Pauline Gibbons Presentation Darwin 2011
UNESCO Promoting Literacy in Multilingual Settings