Language for learning in indigenous classrooms: foundations for literacy and numeracy

Gardner, Rod and Mushin, Ilana (2013). Language for learning in indigenous classrooms: foundations for literacy and numeracy. In Robyn Jorgensen, Peter Grootenboer and Peter Sullivan (Ed.), Pedagogies to enhance learning for indigenous students: evidence-based practice (pp. 89-104) Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-4021-84-5_6

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Author Gardner, Rod
Mushin, Ilana
Title of chapter Language for learning in indigenous classrooms: foundations for literacy and numeracy
Title of book Pedagogies to enhance learning for indigenous students: evidence-based practice
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/978-981-4021-84-5_6
ISBN 9789814021838
9789814021845
Editor Robyn Jorgensen
Peter Grootenboer
Peter Sullivan
Volume number 9789814021845
Chapter number 6
Start page 89
End page 104
Total pages 16
Total chapters 12
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In this chapter we report on a project concerning the nature and use of language in classes in a Queensland Indigenous school. Language differences between Indigenous students and non-Indigenous teachers are a potential factor in the poor education outcomes of Indigenous children compared with non-Indigenous children. As part of a 3-year project based in a remote school, we have begun will be audio and video-recording Prep and Year 1 classes during lessons in which the focus is on literacy and numeracy. Relevant phases of the lessons are being transcribed in fine detail and subjected to microanalysis using Conversation Analysis. We will examine sequences in which to focus in on knowledge transmission, and focus on evidence of understanding between teachers and students, and displays of newly acquired and old knowledge. Results of the project will be used in developing teacher professional development materials.
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