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What Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Parents in Northern Australia Say About Effective Teaching Practices

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The study described here presents the outcomes of the first phase of a three phase research initiative which arises to support a move towards a better understanding of classroom practices that have value in the learning of Australian Aboriginal Indigenous students. The following questions guided our research: (1) What do Indigenous students and their parents identify as the pedagogical practices influencing their (child’s) learning? The study concludes by presenting an Effective Teaching Profile for Indigenous students based upon the data gathered in this study that is currently being applied in the participant schools to determine if there are teaching practices salient to fostering learning for Indigenous students.