Behjat, Nura (2006) Cultural impacts upon the learning processes of indigenous students in adult bridging courses. New Horizons in Education (114). pp. 4-19. ISSN 0028-5382
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The impact of cultural factors on Indigenous Australian students' learning has been the subject of debate by various educators in recent years. However, this paper analyses reflectively the experiences of a non-indigenous teacher working in an Indigenous educational environment. The paper focuses on personal observations based on a teacher's day-to-day struggle to learn how to assist Indigenous students to access knowledge and skills that they need in order to succeed in tertiary education. This small-scale exploratory research suggests that although culture has a significant impact on Indigenous children's learning, it does not exert the same effect on Indigenous adults' learning in the area of mathematics.
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|Additional Information:||c. World Education Fellowship (Australia).|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||indigenous students; teacher student interaction; cultural differences; universities|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education|
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education|
|Deposited On:||31 Aug 2011 17:33|
|Last Modified:||01 Sep 2011 14:41|
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