Young Indigenous students' numeracy learning: Oral language, mathematical representations and engagement [ 2010 - 2013 ]

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Researchers Warren Prof Elizabeth A; Ms Eva B De Vries; Mr Stephen L Thomson; Ms Thelma G Gertz

Brief description High quality early childhood education for Indigenous students is an essential precondition for school readiness, and Indigenous parents and communities are essential for success and sustainability. Our pilot results confront stereotypes by evidencing that young Indigenous students are mathematically capable learners. It is a significant social and economic loss that a section of the Australian community is not sufficiently educated to share in the wealth of the nation. Minimal progress on numeracy measures results in failure to engage in higher levels of mathematics. This research builds a foundation in mathematics that levels the assessment playing field and supports participation in higher levels of mathematics.

Funding Amount $420,000

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