Commentary

Future directions for classroom research in Australian Indigenous education

Neil Harrison*

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Abstract

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
Pages251-256
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789460918643
ISBN (Print)9460918638, 9789460918636, 9789460918629
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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    Harrison, N. (2012). Commentary: Future directions for classroom research in Australian Indigenous education. In B. Kaur (Ed.), Understanding Teaching and Learning: Classroom Research Revisited (pp. 251-256). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-864-3_18