Commentary: Future directions for classroom research in Australian Indigenous education

Neil Harrison*

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    In commenting on future directions in Australian Indigenous education, I suggest that if classroom research focuses solely on strategies that a teacher might use to bring about effective learning outcomes, it will have little meaning for Indigenous students unless it also takes into account the cultural and historical realities of race relations and their aftermath. Experience in Australia over the last 40 years has consistently demonstrated the futility of research focusing exclusively on student learning regimes or teacher practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnderstanding Teaching and Learning
    Subtitle of host publicationClassroom Research Revisited
    EditorsBaljit Kaur
    Place of PublicationRotterdam, The Netherlands
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9789460918643
    ISBN (Print)9460918638, 9789460918636, 9789460918629
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


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